Kirill Gerstein

Oct 13

3:00 PM

Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle

Sunday, October 13, 2019

A survey of Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas on the Symphony Center Presents Piano series opens with the versatile Kirill Gerstein performing sonatas from the composer’s early and middle periods, including the bright No. 2, the deeply affecting No. 19 and the humorous No. 22. “Gerstein translates his ideas into music clearly, giving the Beethoven a speedy dramatic style and impulsive direction. Everything seems deliberately shaped…a most refined performance” (Salzburger Nachrichten).

Program

Beethoven Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
Beethoven Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
Beethoven Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54
Beethoven Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7

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