Joseph Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI/23 Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major op. 31/3 “The Hunt” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations in C major KV 265 Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor op. 27/2 “Moonlight Sonata”
The annual piano recitals of Rudolf Buchbinder, honorary member of the Carinthian Summer Festival, are always among the festival highlights: he is, after all, one of the most outstanding performers of our era. In particular, his interpretations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s works are regarded as the gold standard; he researched the composer’s works by meticulous source study throughout his long career. For the recital, Buchbinder will play the third sonata from opus 31, composed in Heiligenstadt in the summer of 1802, and the popular Moonlight Sonata. Haydn’s Sonata Hob. XVI/23, with its enchanting Sicilienne in the second movement and a sophisticated and fast-paced finale is a befitting opening piece for the evening. The audience can also look forward to Mozart’s variations on the song Ah, vous dirai-je Maman! which never cease to amaze.