“He made every phrase speak, and the subtlety of his inflections and his use of color were remarkable…”—Baltimore Sun

Jonathan Biss goes time-travelling through Vienna, presenting a fascinating interplay of music written at opposite ends of a century—and of musical styles.

Beethoven’s first published sonata is paired with Berg’s first (and only) sonata, a lush masterpiece of the Second Viennese School. A set of dreamy miniatures by the Romantic Schumann contrasts with a set by the twelve-tone pioneer Schoenberg. Biss ends his only New York solo recital of the season with the monumental piano sonata that launched Beethoven’s “late period.”

Biss is currently recording a complete cycle of the Beethoven sonatas, and he is known for his free online course on these works offered by Coursera and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Jonathan Biss, piano

BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
SCHOENBERG: Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19
SCHUMANN: Waldszenen, Op. 82
BERG: Sonata, Op. 1
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A major, Op. 101


This concert is approximately one hour forty minutes long.

 

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  • Jonathan Biss, piano

    Date: Sat, Jan 24, 2015, 8 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

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