Yegor Shevtsov

August 28–November 16, 2012
Concert Hall

As part of an artist-in-residence recording project, pianist Yegor Shevtsov presented a work-in-progress performance of solo pieces by two giants of 20th century music. Separated by almost a century, Debussy’s Etudes (1915) and Boulez’s Incises (1994/2001) intersect in both their French heritage and their substantial demands on a pianist’s control and technique. Rounding out the recital was Boulez’s more recent work for solo piano, une page d’éphéméride (2005). During the residency, Shevtsov first made high-quality test recordings, evaluated the recording and performance over several months, and then returned to make a final version. The music was mixed and mastered at EMPAC.

Shevtsov is a Ukrainian-born pianist based in New York City. As a soloist and a collaborative pianist, he has performed widely, including at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Whitney Museum, and Tanglewood.

Program Notes

Claude Debussy Etudes

Pierre Boulez Incises

Pierre Boulez Une page d’éphéméride


November 13, 2012

Production Credits

...avec un frisson: Late Piano Works of Debussy & Boulez by Yegor Shevtsov, Audio recorded and produced at EMPAC, released by New Focus Recordings