Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas are central to his creative oeuvre. Even when his deafness prevented him from playing publicly, Beethoven continued to compose Piano Sonatas to continually express his most experimental elements of musical expression, thereby challenging musical perception and creating new standards.
This programme features three pivotal works, performed by Dr Robert Taub, celebrated pianist and Music Director at The Arts Institute:
Piano Sonata Op.2 no.1
Beethoven’s first Piano Sonata, an adventurous musical statement that announces his presence in the musical Pantheon.
Piano Sonata Op.53 ‘Waldstein’
An extraordinarily virtuosic piece, the first piano work that Beethoven composed following his moving admission, at age 32, of the onset of deafness.
Piano Sonata Op.111
The very last Sonata, a transcendent work in which the musical element of time seemingly folds back upon itself.
“These are works that I have lived with for many years, always striving to bring out the newness – the often revolutionary qualities – of this music. I am particularly pleased to be bringing these extraordinary Piano Sonatas now to our Beethoven: Innovator celebration.” Dr Robert Taub.
Tickets to join this event online via YouTube live-stream are now available.
We look forward to welcoming live audiences once again to our concerts, and will continue to assess the possibility of safe in-person attendance in line with COVID-19 government guidelines.
Date: 5 March 2021
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