Beethoven Piano 27th Jan 2020 The Bear Club Map
We begin the second half of our season with the launch of our survey of all 32 solo piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven. This epic adventure is a wonderfully ambitious venture for us here in Luton. Spread over some 12 concerts, with a range of internationally admired pianists, this will be an unforgettable musical experience. Frenchman Patrick Hemmerlé opens the series with the early F major sonata followed by the sparkling display of the legendary Waldstein.
In the second half of his recital he offers a selection of virtuoso studies from four great, piano-
‘…at times Hemmerlé was visibly transported. Who couldn’t be? The music had cast its spell and a transfixed audience was loud in its acclaim as it called for more.’
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in F Op 10 No.2
Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in C Op 53 Waldstein
Sergei Lyapunov – Études 1 & 9 from Transcendental Études Op 11
Alexander Scriabin – Études Op 2 No.1, Op 8 No.2, Op 42 No.3
Sergei Rachmaninov – Études-
Nikolai Kapustin – Études Op 68 No.1 & 3.