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    Evgeny Kissin  piano

    A Season with Beethoven – #LvB250

    A Beethoven masterclass from Evgeny Kissin

    Evgeny Kissin
    Evgeny Kissin © Sasha Gusov

    Beethoven Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 « Pathétique »
    Variations & Fugue Op. 35
    Sonata No. 17 Op. 31 « The Tempest »
    Sonata No. 21 Op. 53 « Waldstein »

    Approximate running time
    1st part: 45mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 50mn

    As he approaches his fiftieth year, Evgeny Kissin has scaled new and unprecedented heights, mastering the technical difficulties involved in expressing the drama, nobility and poetry of his programmes. As part of the Beethoven celebration, he is devoting a full evening to the musician from Bonn with three rhythmic sonatas punctuated by Variations and fugues. Kissin and Beethoven have a long history which the Théâtre has shared ever since his early appearances in the 1990s. He has performed sonatas 3, 14, 21, 23, 26 and 29, the 32 Variations, and the complete piano concertos with the ONF and Kurt Masur. He celebrated his return two years ago with a live Beethoven double album on the DG label. He explained that he preferred to record live since this added the extra emotional intensity which is difficult to achieve alone in the studio. This suggests that we can look forward to many more recitals in the future as we have been following the career of this extraordinary artist for almost thirty years. This beautiful musical friendship will continue to blossom for many seasons to come.

    Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati