Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Louis Lortie

Music Chapel, Studio Haas Teichen

Due to new sanitary measures, this concert had to be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and will give you updates about an eventual new date as soon as possible.

Louis Lortie, piano

L. van Beethoven:
Sonata No. 21, in C major, for solo piano, op. 53, “Waldstein”

Sonata No. 22, in F major, for solo piano, op. 54

Sonata No. 23, in f minor, for solo piano, op. 57, “Appassiona”

Although the nickname ‘Appassionata‘ is not from Beethoven’s hand, it seems to well reflect the general spirit of this sonata and more specifically its first movement, in which the fiery momentum erupts to subdue even the musical form. The comparison Beethoven would have made between this sonata (as well as sonata op.31 nr.2) and Shakespeare’s The Tempest leads to the following words by Romain Rolland: ‘What is the general Stimmung of The Tempest?- the unleashing of the elementary forces of nature, passions, foolishness of man and the elements. And the domination of the Spirit… but doesn’t that just define Beethovenian art in its ripe period?’


Le Chapel Restaurant: 18:30 to 20:00
& Bar after concert +32 (0)2 352 06 63
Reservation required –
En raison des circonstances actuelles et de la limitation de la jauge, ce concert est susceptible d’être dédoublé à 18h en cas
de sold out. Omwille van de huidige omstandigheden en de bezoekersbeperkingen kan dit concert gesplitst worden, om
18 uur, in geval van een uitverkochte zaal.