Yefim Bronfman

May 8, 2022


The formidable Yefim Bronfman presents two Beethoven sonatas, the joyous and inventive No. 11 and the tempestuous Appassionata. Also featured is Chopin’s Sonata in B Minor, a late masterpiece spanning the gently unspooling melodies of its first movement to the relentless surge of its volcanic finale. Galina Ustvolskaya’s highly evocative Sonata No. 4, a work characterized by stark contrasts that reveal a world of ascetic spirituality, completes the program.


Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22


Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)


Sonata No. 4


Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58


Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2 [Encore]


Etude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12 [Encore]


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Pianist Yefim Bronfman remains committed to the cause of music: “The processes of music-making never cease, for the human spirit cannot be stopped, and one integral expression of humanity is music.”
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