Kahane concert review

Concert by pianist Jeffrey Kahane

Those of you who live close to Carmel, California, and who did not attend the concert given by pianist Jeffrey Kahane, you missed a terrific and very enjoyable event! I am still amazed that the beautiful Sunset Center was only half-filled for the concert on Sunday afternoon, November 11th, 2012, at 3 PM.

My wife exclaimed again over dinner this evening: “I just can’t recall when I enjoyed a concert so much!”

Mr. Kahane is a pianist of great skill and great sensitivity. He gave us a program filled with passion, humor, sadness, nostalgia, and more. The program included the French Suite #5 by Johann Sebastian Bach; also the program were the following selections:


  • Fantasy in C-Major Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
  • Suite for piano by Pavel Haas
  • Django, Op. 102 by Gabriel Kahane
  • Where are the Arms, by Gabriel Kahane
  • Widmung, by Robert Schumann
  • Songs without words by Fannie Mendelssohn
  • Barcarole in F-Sharp Major by Chopin

This was all glorious music, and all wonderfully performed, including some brief explanations by Mr. Kahane that further enhanced the listener’s enjoyment.


Here is a brief video of Jeffrey Kahane, talking about his background:



And next, here is Jeffrey Kahane on Mozart’s Symphony No. 33



Watch now this interesting Part One of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s critically acclaimed “Beyond The Score” presentation of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27. The pianist and conductor, Jeffrey Kahane:




Tags: Jeffrey Kahane, Concert, Sunset Center, Carmel California, November 11 2012


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