Pianist Hélène Grimaud takes center stage in a recital that highlights her breathtaking intuition and inventiveness. The program sparkles with miniatures, including Claude Debussy’s bewitching Clair de lune
, alongside the sleek minimalism of Erik Satie’s Gnossiennes
, tuneful gems by contemporary Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, and spellbinding mazurakas and waltzes by piano royalty, Frédéric Chopin. The program concludes in spectacular fashion with Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana
, a kaleidoscopic spectrum of shifting moods regarded by many (including Schumann) as the composer’s finest composition.