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Kissin, Evgeny (Artist) & Nupen, Christopher (Director). EVGENY KISSIN: THE GIFT OF MUSIC. New York City, NY: BMG Entertainment, 1999. DVD. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine. Signed.

Rare Evgeny Kissin collectible item. A signed copy of the historic DVD recording, "Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music", with a copy of the Souvenir Program of his Chicago 2012/2013 solo piano recital. The film is written, narrated, and directed by Christopher Nupen, one of the world's finest living documentary directors on great classical performers. Presents for posterity one of the greatest recitals ever given by a pianist in history: Evgeny Kissin at the Royal Albert Hall Promenade Concert ("The Proms") in August 1997. The music includes wrist-breaking pieces by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt, among others, as well as the complete recording of an unprecedented eight encores. Includes an illuminating Interview with the intensely private (and surprisingly witty) genius/artist as well as archival footage of Kissin's performances with such fellow-greats as the violinist Gidon Kremer. Kissin is identified with the music of Chopin more than any other composer (his repertoire is vast and constantly expanding), putting him firmly in a "genealogical" line with Artur Rubinstein and Maurizio Pollini, his two predecessor-pianists, with whom he has the most in common: Greatness. Like Rubinstein and Pollini, Kissin's playing of Chopin definitively has not prevented him from playing just about everybody else beautifully. Kissin's discography is now vast. Still, this DVD of the young and charismatic pianist occupies a very special place in his body of recorded work. An absolute "must-have" title for Evgeny Kissin collectors. This copy of the DVD is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker by Evgeny Kissin. It comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program of Kissin's April 28, 2013 solo recital at Orchestra Hall Chicago, a memorial recital that Kissin dedicated to his father, Igor Kissin, who died in 2012, during which his signature was obtained. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy of this historic DVD recording available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Copies of the DVD available online command between $100 and up. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living musical geniuses. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EVGENY KISSIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 6305785023. $150.00

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