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16 June 2017, 11:29
Evgeny Kissin plays Rachmaninov's Prelude in C-sharp minor
The brilliant Russian pianist played just for us
The Prelude in C sharp minor is one of the most famous piano pieces ever written, and the great Russian pianist played it just for us, to mark the publication of his new book, Memoirs and Reflections
Evgeny Kissin is one of the greatest pianists in the world. He shot to fame as a child prodigy and recorded Chopin’s piano concertos with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at the tender age of 12.
He’s only 45 now, but he’s packed more into those 45 years than most musicians do in a lifetime.
So it’s no surprise that he’s just published a book about his life-story (so far) called Memoirs and Reflections. (It’s available to order now on Amazon).
We caught up with him in London where he told us about his book and played some phenomenal Rachmaninov and Chopin for us. He also appeared on Charlotte Green's show last weekend and spoke about his amazing career. You can listen again here.
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Evgeny Kissin on his love for Chopin
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The great pianist shared his process