Evgeny Kissin, a legend among mere men (and, incidentally, an idol of mine since I began playing (violin) as a boy…), is coming to the BSO next weekend for a concert that combines two monuments of the pianist’s repertoire: Grieg’s Concerto and Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in e minor.
An interesting aside: The Chopin Concerto was one of the first Kissin ever performed. Much like the Gould performances of Bach’s Goldberg variations, it is no small wonder to witness the ways in which a performer’s perspective on a piece changes, as with all things, with time.
Of course, all three concerts are sold out, but you can get your Kissin fix here.