The Piano Elisabeth Leonskaja in Recital
City Halls : Grand Hall
In the 1820s in Vienna, two of the greatest composers who ever lived wrote their last three sonatas for the instrument they loved best and understood most intimately – the piano. Both Schubert and Beethoven wrote a trilogy of sonatas and these are the pieces that must be heard together to unlock their full meaning: as you listen, echoes, correspondences, references, architectural balances and shifts of mood, light and pace deepen their meaning and poetry. And, by hearing the Beethoven cycle one week then the Schubert the next, the wealth of musical insight and experience is multiplied many times. Schubert revered Beethoven, but although these musicians were writing this music in the same city in the same decade, musically they were worlds apart.
Each cycle is a unique musical journey and we are privileged to present two of the greatest living pianists, Richard Goode (18th Nov) and Elisabeth Leonskaja (25th Nov), to take us with them on it.
Leonskaja’s Schubert is intense, loving, profound. Schubert was just 30 years old when he died, but this is the music of maturity – timeless and universal.
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