Distant mythical creatures


Tue 12.9.2017, 8 p.m., 2017-9-12T20:00 Beethoven-Haus, Kammermusiksaal

Distant mythical creatures

Alexander Krichel (Piano)

Franz Schubert:
Piano sonata no. 20 in A major, D 959

Ludwig van Beethoven:
'An die ferne Geliebte’. Song cycle to words by Alois Jeitteles, op. 98, Arranged for piano by Franz Liszt

Maurice Ravel:
‘Gaspard de la nuit’ Three poems to words by Aloysius Bertrand(1908)

Hinweis: Alexand er Krichel ist auch am 11.09. im Rahmen der Buchvorstellung »Beethoven, der Schöpfer und sein Universum« mit der Klaviertranskription der »Fernen Geliebten« zu hören.

Alexander Krichel, a pianist of the first magnitude, is not yet 30 years old. Here he presents Maurice Ravel’s fearsomely difficult ‘Gaspard de la nuit’, a piece of ‘transcendental virtuosity on three romantic poems’ abounding in demons and water sprites. No less demanding is Franz Schubert’s late Piano Sonata in A major, which Robert Schumann called ‘always musical and cantabile ... interspersed here and there with more violent outbursts of feeling’. The heart of the programme is Frank Liszt’s transcription of Beethoven’s ‘An die ferne Geliebte’ – both an homage to Liszt, the ‘ne plus ultra’ of arrangers, and another take on this year’s Festival motto.

Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Sammlung H.C. Bodmer

Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Sammlung H.C. Bodmer

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