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Dmitry Masleev at Koerner Hall

Last night, Dad and I saw Dmitry Masleev at Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

He played:

D. Scarlatti 
Sonata in B minor, K. 27
Sonata in F minor, K. 466
Sonata in D minor, K. 1
Sonata in D minor, K. 141

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Opus 81a, "Les Adieux"
Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux): Adagio - Allegro
Abwesenheit (L'Absence): Andante espressivo
Das Wiedersehen (Le Retour): Vivacissimamente

Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Opus 14
Allegro, ma non troppo - Piu mosso - Tempo primo (in D. minor)
Scherzo, Allegro marcato (in A minor)
Andante (in G sharp minor)
Vivace - Moderato - Vivace (in D minor)

Elegie in E flat minor, Op. 3 No. 2 from Morceaux de fantaisie
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.  No. 2 from Morceaux de fantasie
Etude-Tableau in E flat major, Op. 33 No. 4
Etude-Tableau in B minor, Op. 39 No. 4
Etude-Tableau in D major, Op 39, No. 9


It was a long and very satisfying program... A treat for any piano lover.
It was just Dmitry Masleev and the piano, and he carried us away with his beautiful interpretations of music from the Baroque era to the 20th century.  It is not everyday that I get to see a performer play such a wide range of music solo on the piano.

He won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia in 2015 and since then he has been touring Europe, Asia and now North America. This visit to Toronto marks his Canadian debut. I am sure that audiences everywhere appreciate his talent and we will be seeing a lot more of him.
It will be exciting to see how his career progresses. By the start of the concert, almost every seat was filled at Koerner Hall, so it seems like people are already excited to see such an exceptional pianist.

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