“Stunning command, myriad colorings, incisive articulation and subtlety…”
–New York Times
The Horowitz Piano Series at the Yale School of Music presents the pianist Yefim Bronfman in recital on Tuesday, February 28. The “brilliant soloist” (New York Sun), hailed for both “technical brawn and a glittery grace” (Los Angeles Times), will perform a powerhouse program featuring sonatas by Haydn, Brahms, and Prokofiev.
Bronfman, who last performed at Yale in 2007, will open the concert with Haydn’s Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50. One of the last sonatas Haydn wrote, it showcases the composer’s balance of inventiveness, grace, and wit.
The next composer on the program is Brahms, who at the age of twenty wrote his third and final piano sonata. The five-movement Sonata in F minor, Op. 5, will complete the first half of the concert.
Particularly noted for his interpretations of contemporary Russian repertoire, Bronfman will crown the recital with a performance of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84. The third of Prokofiev’s War Sonatas, the piece will show off Bronfman’s “uncanny ability to make the musical texture unfailingly clear throughout” as well as “his range of sonority – from lyrical to pungent, to explosive” (Wall Street Journal).
This concert takes place at 8 pm in Sprague Hall (470 College St., corner of Wall Street). The Horowitz Piano Series is directed by Boris Berman.
Tickets are $18–28, $12–15 with student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. MORE