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Beethoven Days Chamber Concert No 2

29 November 2020, 11.00-13.00

Grand Hall

Beethoven Days Chamber Concert No 2

In Honour of Annie Fischer

Cancelled

Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ('Kreutzer')
INTERMISSION
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

András Keller (violin), Miklós Perényi (cello), Evgeni Koroliov (piano)
Hungarian Quartet: András Keller, János Pilz (violin), Gábor Homoki (viola), László Fenyő (cello)

Steven Isserlis, one of the greatest cellists of the modern day, believes that of all the Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano the one in A major is foremost in its genre, giving as it does equal roles to both instruments. In the work, one cannot find a trace of the struggle so characteristic of Beethoven: with its happy tone, it is a perfect example of the balance of Viennese Classicism. The Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano presents extreme technical challenges to its performers, while its length and emotional overwroughtness do the same for the audience – naturally, in the best sense. The dedication is to violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, who, however, never performed it, saying it was “outrageously unintelligible”. The piano parts in both sonatas are performed by Evgeni Koroliov, joined by living Hungarian legend Miklós Perényi and artistic director of Concerto Budapest, András Keller. The piece that closes this recital, String Quartet in A minor, was composed by Beethoven after recovering from a lengthy illness. The inscription to the third movement commemorates this: ‘Holy song of thanksgiving of a convalescent to the Deity, in the Lydian mode’. This movement was to have a great influence on later composers, Bartók included, who evokes it virtually note for note at the start of Piano Concerto No. 3.

Presented by

Concerto Budapest

Tickets:

HUF 1 500, 2 500, 3 500, 4 500, 5 900

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