The New York Times on Kissin’s “brilliant” performance at Carnegie Hall

On Wednesday, Evgeny Kissin took his Carnegie Hall audience on a tour of Jewish heritage, brilliantly performing the works of great Jewish composers–Ernest Bloch, Alexander Veprik and Alexander Krein–and beautifully reciting the Yiddish poems of Yitzhak Leybush Peretz. The New York Times reviews the concert:

Here was a classical-music superstar revealing profoundly personal connections to a rich heritage. I left the hall with newfound intellectual respect and personal regard for this dedicated artist.

The Carnegie program follows Kissin’s “stunning performance” at Pro Musica Hebraica’s February 2014 concert, An Evening of Jewish Music and Poetry. The Forward recently recounted Kissin’s journey to becoming a “one-man Yiddish pride movement.”