Andras Schiff Plays the Beethoven Sonata Cycle
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The last date listed for Andras Schiff Plays the Beethoven Sonata Cycle was Sunday April 5, 2009 / 7:00pm (Nos. 30, 31, 32).
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San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik leads the orchestra in an irresistible program featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Britten and Piazzolla. Following a lovely early Mozart Divertimento, Barantschik takes center stage in Mendelssohn's D minor Violin Concerto, one of the Romantic master's finest creations and a delightful surprise for concertgoers who only know its more famous sibling. Britten's gorgeous Simple Symphony salutes the composer's centenary, and the program concludes with the sultry music of another 20th-century master: Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, the "King of Nuevo Tango." Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- "András Schiff’s recital was one of the great musical events of the season.” --Washington Post
- Meet András Schiff for an exclusive CD signing immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.
<p>To experience Beethoven’s piano sonatas is to understand his far-reaching impacts on music, culture, and the modern musical mind.
András Schiff concludes his two-year cycle from last year with the last of Beethoven’s profoundly innovative output. Schiff’s recordings of all of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas are considered among the finest on disc.
March 29: Sonatas nos. 27, 28, 29</p> <p>April 5: Sonatas nos. 30, 31, 32.</p>
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