Don’t miss your chance to hear the unique performance by Joanna MacGregor
Joanna MacGregor brings the season to a close with a programme featuring two of Beethoven’s greatest sonatas, the mammoth Appassionata and Op 111, his final sonata and one of his brilliant sets of variations. Stravinsky acknowledged Beethoven as ‘one of the world’s greatest musical geniuses’ and his Sonata reflects the composer’s declaration in 1924 ‘to examine more closely the sonatas of the Classical masters in order to trace the direction and development of their thought in solving problems of form.’
Joanna MacGregor is particularly known for her Bach interpretations and recordings, and was invited by Sir John Eliot Gardiner to perform the Goldberg Variations at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2013. She is also currently performing the complete Mozart concertos and Beethoven sonatas, and performed the complete Chopin Mazurkas to widespread acclaim in 2010. Alongside core piano repertoire, she has premiered many landmark compositions – including piano concertos by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Django Bates, Hugh Wood, John Adams (composer), Alasdair Nicolson, Jonathan Harvey and James MacMillan – and has commissioned over 100 new works.
The vent is going to take place at the Turner Sims Concert Hall on the 9th June 2016, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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