‘Life Returns – A Transcendence of Pain’ Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

30
/ Sep
Thursday
2021

‘Life Returns – A Transcendence of Pain’ Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

Venue
SJE Arts
Time
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Price
£30

Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Even two hundred years on, Beethoven’s late piano sonatas are still unique portraits of the human spirit in all its facets: childlike, earthy, ecstatic, comical, suffering, and surviving, as at the end of op110. Stephen Kovacevich is one of their greatest interpreters. Between the two Beethoven sonatas, Debussy’s equally mercurial but very impressionistic sonata for violin, written during his long fatal illness, but which he rightly called ‘fantastic and light’ in its middle movement, and ‘full of joyous tumult’ in the finale.

Beethoven
Piano sonata No. 30, Op. 109
Stephen Kovacevich

Debussy
Sonata for violin and piano, L. 148
Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

Beethoven
Piano sonata No. 31, Op. 110
Stephen Kovacevich