We love a good encore...who doesn't?! We thought you might be curious to see a roundup of our favorite encores from some of the world's great pianists starting with Olga Kern who opens our season next month!
Olga's ease at the instrument is so evident in her encore at the Grand Teton Music Festival earlier this summer where she played Charles Lisberg's "Spinning Wheel".
Evgeny Kissin plays Mozart's Rondo e Capriccio Op. 129.
Horowitz was known to enchant audiences with numerous works after his concerts concluded. One of his famous encores was a transcription of "Stars and Stripes Forever".
Read more about the encore's enlightening history from Gramophone's perspective.
Here is a compilation of Yuja Wang's multiple encores at Carnegie Hall.
Marc André Hamelin
Marc André Hamelin plays a gorgeous Mozart encore in Vancouver.
Hélène Grimaud plays an encore from Debussy's Images at the conclusion of a water-themed concert in Berlin.
The great Van Cliburn plays two encores in this recording from 1958: Rachmaninov's Etude Tableau Op. 39, No. 5 and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12.