Kirill Gerstein, pianist.
I became familiar with the performances of Mr. Gerstein, because he frequently plays with one of my favorite violists, Tabea Zimmermann.
And it is not a great surprise that Kirill Gerstein has a “life” of a solo musician, on his own. Recently he performed the Brahms Piano Concerto #1 with the New York Philharmonic.
After one of the rehearsals he talked and performed briefly two sections of this amazing concert, and he demonstrates its “introspective recollection of the Schumann spirit” and reveals a motive-like “watermark” that unifies the work.
Here is Mr. Gerstein, and one can hear the love and passion that he has for Brahms’ music in the following brief video:
Finally, here are two of my favorite artists, Tabea Zimmermann, viola, and Kirill Gerstein, piano, as they record their CD, “Sonatas for Viola and Piano”:
This is wonderful music making!
Tags: Kirill Gerstein, Brahms, Sonata in F-Minor, Tabea Zimmermann, Schubert, Cesar Frank