Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
Two breathtaking, all-Beethoven programs of solo piano treasures with American piano phenomenon Jonathan Biss. A true virtuoso, Biss is widely hailed for his deeply felt musical interpretations and award-winning recordings, approaching music with a scholar’s curiosity and a master storyteller’s knack for captivating the ears and minds of his audience.
These very special performances are part of the pianist’s years-long celebration of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, recording all 32 sonatas and performing them around the world. From the brilliant lightness of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Piano Sonata, the playful yet deeply emotional “Hunt” Sonata, to the ‘Hammerklavier,” considered one of Beethoven’s most important works and one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time.
Sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union with additional support fromComprehensive Psychological Services, PC. Media Sponsor: WKAR.
Runtime is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Major, “Pastoral”
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101
Runtime is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3, “The Hunt”
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”