International Piano Series: Stephen Kovacevich

Renowned pianist Stephen Kovacevich presents two contrasting masterpieces from among Beethoven's sonatas – one early, one late – and shorter works by Schubert and Brahms.

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Programme

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Piano Sonata no. 5 in C minor, Op.10 no.1

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op.109

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828), Klavierstücke no. 2 in E flat major, D946/2

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828), Impromptu in G flat major, D.899

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828), Impromptu no. 4 in F minor, D.935

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Eight Piano Pieces, (Klavierstücke) Op.76 (Intermezzo in A, n. 6)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Eight Piano Pieces, (Klavierstücke) Op.76 (Intermezzo in A minor, n. 7)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Rhapsody in G minor, Op.79 no.2

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Seven Fantasies for Piano, Op.116 (Capriccio in D minor, n. 7)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897), Rhapsody in E flat major, Op.119 no.4

Artists

Stephen Kovacevich, Piano

Stephen Kovacevich has been described by The Telegraph as 'a resolute defender of the musical high ground, and someone who keeps returning to the great works and finding something new in them.' He has chosen a programme featuring Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, three composers for whom he has been immensely acclaimed throughout his outstanding career, which spans four decades. At this concert he presents two contrasting masterpieces from among Beethoven's sonatas - the dazzling and dramatic early Sonata in C minor, Op.10 No.1, and Sonata in E, Op.109, a late work full of structural originality and mystical reflectiveness. The intimate side of Schubert is represented by two of his sweetly melodic Impromptus and the 12 German Dances. The concert ends with a selection of Brahms's most dynamic and touching late piano pieces.

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX