Beethoven Piano Sonatas
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. 30, in E major, for solo piano, op. 109
Sonata No. 31, in A-flat major, for solo piano, op. 110
Sonata No. 32, in c minor, for solo piano, op. 111
Before starting the project for his 9th Symphony, between 1819 and 1822 Beethoven composed his three last sonatas (nr. 30 to 32), which are among the most intimate testimonies of the Beethovenian genius, in the same way as the Mary Magdalene of Donatello. Both the lyrical depth of the first movement of the 31st sonata as the variation rhythms of the 32nd form examples with which Beethoven succeeds in expressing his individuality. Lenz writes in 1852 about the latter: ‘those variations will one day be understood, but we doubt whether they will ever become beautiful and whether those rhythmic innovations are destined to play a prominent role’.
The 20th century will prove the opposite…
Le Chapel Restaurant: 18:30 to 20:00
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