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Jonathan Biss: Celebrating Beethoven Part 2

Dec 11

Performance Dates

  • Wed Dec 11 2019 7:30 PM

Venue

Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we continue our exploration of his piano sonatas, one of the most important collections in the history of music, with acclaimed pianist and Beethoven expert Jonathan Biss. This evening, the second of two programs, features music written over three decades, spanning the beloved “Moonlight” sonata to the other-worldly Opus 109. Biss writes, “Each of these earlier sonatas reveal hidden motives — like compositional Easter eggs. But nothing quite prepares you for the impact of the later work. It suggests an entire emotional universe and, in the way only Beethoven can, conjures the infinite.”

 

PROGRAM | Piano Sonatas Part II 

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 “À Thérèse”

BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109