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Gearing up for Beethoven’s 32 sonatas

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I’m gearing up for my fifth journey through the thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas. The last one was eleven years ago when I performed them at Houston’s Rothko Chapel. This time the venue is the new Shigeru Recital Hall at the Kawai Gallery, at 5800 Richmond Avenue. The acoustics are state of the art, and the Shigeru concert grand is one of the most beautiful pianos in Houston. I am greatly looking forward to playing often on that magnificent instrument.

It’s always an exciting and absorbing ride – to be for a few months immersed in this great music, with its extraordinary variety of styles and approaches and emotions. Beethoven was always restless to find new means of expression and was never content to repeat himself. This means that each of his compositions inhabits a world entirely of its own with its own personality and landscape.

I shall also be posting videos on Youtube, introducing listeners to each sonata from the piano.

The eight concerts will take place between September, 2016 and March, 2017, and I will be performing each one twice – on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m., and on Sundays at 5.00 p.m. There will be complimentary cheese and wine at each event.

For the full list of dates and the contents of each concert, please go to my events page.

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3 Responses to Gearing up for Beethoven’s 32 sonatas

  1. Margery Debowski says:

    Looking forward to the Concerts !!!

  2. Margery Debowski says:

    Loved the first concert (September) Certainly will not miss the next ones. Inspirational !!!

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