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Born in the Czech Republic piano virtuoso Slávka Vernerová- Pěchočová returns to Luton after her visit in 2017 with a memorable recital of Czech masterpieces. As a part of our survey of the Beethoven piano sonatas her programme this time includes perhaps the most popular of them all – the beguiling Moonlight. Dedicated to Countess Giulietta Giucciardi, the sustained and eerily beautiful opening movement seems to speak of affairs of the heart. What then of the virtuosic turbulence of the final pages? Prepare to be transported by this wonderful pianist into the world of 19th Century Viennese Romanticism.

‘One of those poems that human nature cannot qualify…’

Hector Berlioz on the Moonlight sonata

‘Where words leave off, music begins.’ Heinrich Heine


Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No.2 Moonlight

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in E flat Op 31 No.3

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in F sharp Op 78

Slávka Vernerová-Pěchočová