“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.


Subscribe and Save! This event can be purchased as part of the following subscription: Masters of the Keyboard—Series Subscription 2014/15. Learn about the benefits of subscribing.

Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor: "Allegro molto e con brio"

Details & Ordering

  • Jonathan Biss, piano

    Date: Sat, Jan 24, 2015, 8 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

    Price: from $35.00

    Buy Tickets

    Select your seating preferences:

    Best Available Seats Select Your Own Seats



    Standard *35 & Under


    $57 $25


    You'll be able to review your seat numbers and location during check-out. Seats are automatically selected as best available at time of purchase.

    * 35 and under tickets are available for patrons ages 35 and under. ID’s will be checked at the door.


    If you require special seating considerations, such as wheelchair accessible seating or hearing assistance, please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

Need Help?

If you have any questions, need assistance with your order or require special seating considerations, such as wheelchair accessible seating or hearing assistance, please call Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

If you prefer, you can order your tickets and class enrollments by calling Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation, using Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You can also place your order by fax, by mail, or in person at our Box Office on Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.

Have a group?

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount. Please note that certain events may not qualify for a group rate. To make group arrangements or need further assistance, you may contact Customer Service at 212.415.5500 during our Hours of Operation.

About 92Y YourStage

92Y YourStage provides a venue for independent curators, performers, and educators to mount a professional production. Yourstage events are confirmed once they meet a threshold for ticket sales by a certain date.

YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.

Get to the front of the line!

Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.