Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon

So, yeah, I rolled my eyes at the thought of Beethoven Awareness Month. But WQXR is putting on one event that I'd go to if I were in NYC: a Beethoven piano sonata marathon. A tag team of pianists will perform all 32 - not, alas, in order - from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. this Sunday, November 20. A nice launch to the holiday week, I would say. It'll be at the Greene Performance Space, NYC.

Here's the lineup:

WQXR Beethoven 32 Piano Sonata Marathon
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, NYC
Sunday, November 20
All-day passes are available here; for tickets to each of the two-hour parts, see links below.

Part I: 11am – 1pm
Marina Radiushina: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Hyung Min Suh: Sonata No. 4 in E-flat, Op. 7, “Grand Sonata”
Alessio Bax: Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, “Pathétique”
Philip Edward Fisher: Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14, No. 2
Evan Shinners: Sonata No. 11 in B-flat, Op. 22
Tickets for Part I are available here.

Part II: 1pm – 3pm
Daria Rabotkina: Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2, No. 2
Michael Brown: Sonata No. 22 in F, Op. 54
Michael Brown: Sonata No. 15 in D, Op. 28, “Pastoral”
Qi Xu: Sonata No. 25 in G, Op. 79
Inon Barnatan: Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Alessio Bax: Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Op. 110
Tickets for Part II are available here.

Part III: 3pm – 5pm
Ching-Yun Hu: Sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2, No. 3
Yuchiong Wu: Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Yuchiong Wu: Sonata No. 20 in G, Op. 49, No. 2
Inon Barnatan: Sonata No. 6 in F, Op. 10, No. 2
Benjamin Hochman: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
Ching-Yun Hu: Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101
Tickets for Part III are available here.

Part IV: 5pm – 7pm
Valentina Lisitsa: Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
Benjamin Hochman: Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3
Drew Peterson: Sonata No. 16 in G, Op. 31, No. 1
Timothy Andres: Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53, “Waldstein”
Steven Beck: Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109
Tickets for Part IV are available here.

Part V: 7pm – 9pm
Louis Schwizgebel: Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 14, No. 1
Jonathan Biss: Sonata No. 12 in A-flat, Op. 26, “Funeral March”
Joyce Yang: Sonata No. 18 in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3, “The Hunt”
Timothy Andres: Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp, Op. 78, “A Thérèse”
Jeremy Denk: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”
Tickets for Part V are available here.

Part VI: 9pm – 11pm
Jonathan Biss: Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1
David Kaplan: Sonata No. 13 in E-flat, Op. 27, No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia”
Natasha Paremski: Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest”
Louis Schwizgebel: Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, Op. 81a, “Les adieux”
Jeremy Denk: Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Tickets for Part VI are available here.

Note Jeremy Denk's finger-busting assignment of the Hammerklavier and Op. 111.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd go too. That's worth skipping both lunch and dinner for. And only $50 for an all-day pass!