THURSDAY 08 NOVEMBER - 8:00 PM
Haydn Sonata in A flat, Hob. XVI:46
Beethoven Sonata No 18 in E flat, Op 31 No 3
Menuet in D, K355
Adagio in B minor, K540
Schumann Davidsbündlertänze Op 6
Renowned for his insights into the music of Beethoven and Schumann, Jonathan Biss features both composers in this recital. Written in 1801-02 shortly before the Eroica symphony, Beethoven’s sonata contains no slow movement, and is the last of the sonatas to feature a minuet. The eminent american pianist and scholar Charles Rosen described Davidsbündlertänze as ‘the subtlest, most mysterious and most complex of all Schumann’s large works.’ Mozart’s minuet is also known in the orchestral version which Tchaikovsky made in his suite Mozartiana.