Jonathan Biss, piano

23
/ Jan
Thursday
2020

Jonathan Biss, piano

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

BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, ‘Pastoral’
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G minor, Op. 49 no. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 no. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

If Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier was the Old Testament of the piano repertoire, in the 19th century Beethoven’s piano sonatas took their place as its New Testament. This concert forms the first in a full survey of the sonatas from different pianists in recital throughout 2020. ‘This could be a Beethoven cycle to treasure’ was The Guardian’s verdict after Jonathan Biss launched his own complete survey of the works on record. Here, this most perceptive of American pianists offers us five sonatas including the meditative ‘Pastoral’, the straight-talking Sonata No. 20 and the emotionally charged Sonata No. 27.