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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Sir András Schiff, Piano

Thursday, April 2, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Sir András Schiff by Nadia F. Romanini
The Beethoven piano sonatas on this program are marvels of concision. Nos. 24 and 25, written during Austria’s struggles with Napoleon, are two-movement, melodically rich gems that pulse with energy. From the same period comes “Les adieux,” a depiction of the sorrow of Beethoven’s patron fleeing Vienna and their eventual joy in reuniting. A pair of late sonatas—among the crown jewels of Beethoven’s career—round out this program performed by Sir András Schiff, a pianist revered for his “uncanny combination of elegance and intensity” (The New York Times).

Part of: Great Artists II and Beethoven Celebration

Performers

Sir András Schiff, Piano

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux"

Piano Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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