“Smooth virtuosity… a real ability to stage-manage musical line.”
–The New York Times
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the New Haven debut of French pianist Yves Henry on Sunday, October 28. The recital will explore the musical colors of pieces by Chopin and Debussy on two of the Collection’s French pianos.
Mr. Henry will perform music of Chopin on the Pleyel grand piano (1842), and music of Debussy on the Érard grand (1881). The pianist Madeleine Forte has said, “There is an ease on the Érard and Pleyel, the French pianos, it flows… You have more lightness, you have more clarity of sound.”
Mr. Henry, who is noted for his performances on historical instruments, has been praised by the New York Times for “not only the smooth virtuosity we associate with French pianism at its best but also a real ability to stage-manage musical line.”