Oxford Beethoven Festival: Freddy Kempf

/ Feb

Oxford Beethoven Festival: Freddy Kempf

SJE Arts
Start Time
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
£25, £20, £15, £10, students from £5

We regret to announce that due to injury John Lill has had to withdraw from this recital. We wish John a swift recovery. 

We are most grateful to Freddy Kempf, who has kindly stepped in to perform in his place. The repertoire remains unaltered.

Piano Sonata No. 16, Op. 31 (no. 1)
Piano Sonata No. 18, Op. 31 (no. 3)
Piano Sonata No. 22, Op. 54
Piano Sonata No. 23, Op. 57, ‘Appassionata’

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are works with which all mankind can identify. Still, the famous ‘Appassionata’ is every bit the product of Beethoven in the year 1804. For the French essayist Romain Rolland, it was Beethoven ‘unleashing of elemental forces, the passions, the madness of men and the elements’. For the critic of the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, it was Beethoven talking ‘from heart to heart.’ Elder statesman among British pianists, John Lill, comes to the church of St John the Evangelist to continue our sonata cycle with the ‘Appassionata’, the compact Sonata No. 22 and the restless creativity of Beethoven’s Op. 31.


Volunteering opportunities are available for this concert. Please contact Georgia at concert.manager@ssho.ox.ac.uk for more information.