Joseph Haydn: Sonata E flat major Hob. XVI/52 Franz Schubert: 4 Impromptus D 935 Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate f minor op. 57 „Appassionata“
Rudolf Buchbinder is among the greatest performers of our day and age. His interpretations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s works are considered the gold standard of piano art and he has never throughout his career stopped his painstaking research into Beethoven’s compositions. The concert will juxtapose Beethoven’s Appassionata, the epitome of passion in music, with Joseph Haydn’s famous London Piano Sonata in E flat major, and make a fascinating connection with Schubert’s four Impromptus D 935. In his famous London Sonatas for Piano, Haydn combined decades of insights in this genre. From among the masterly, humourous and enormously elegant sonatas, Rudolf Buchbinder chose the Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI/52, which is highly demanding and requires brilliant technique as it opens up unprecedented spaces. From there, Buchbinder makes a fascinating move to Schubert’s Impromptus, which mark the dawning of a new era.