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Alban Berg: Sonata, op. 1
Anton Webern: Variations for piano, op. 27
Arnold Schönberg: Six little piano pieces, op. 19 / Three piano pieces, op. 11
Franz Schubert: Sonata in G major, D 894
“Several people assured me that under my fingers the keys were transformed into singing voices, which, if true, pleases me very much as I cannot stand the accursed chopping which is characteristic even of first-class pianists; it pleases neither the ear nor the spirit,” is how Franz Schubert described his ideal image of a pianist in 1825. With Pierre-Laurent Aimard, every Schubert-dream will be fulfilled when Aimard strikes up the soft harmonies of the grand Piano Sonata in G major. The fact that he can even find “singing voices” on the piano in Schoenberg’s and Webern’s compositions is why his reputation as a master of keystroke nuances is undisputed.
Pre-concert talk at 07.15 pm at Stefaniensaal. Admission free!