Stephen Kovacevich play Beethoven and Schubert with “free fingers and free spirit” (La Croix)
This exceptional recital by Stephen Kovacevich will take us straight to romantic Vienna. The American musician, known for his close ties to Martha Argerich, has been using his “free fingers and free spirit” (La Croix) to play Beethoven and Schubert for fifty years.
Constantly questioning the work, his approach to the classics is always original, and the poetry of his performances reflect the virtuosity of his younger days. Music fans everywhere have been enjoying his remarkable anthology of Beethoven’s sonatas for twenty years, and this evening he will play Sonata n°30 opus 109, one of his more intimate, modern pieces, that foreshadowed Schumann’s whimsical verve. The evening will close with Schubert’s Piano Sonata n°21 D. 960 in B-Flat Major, the composer’s last work, infused with a rare luminosity and feeling of optimism. Expect to be dazzled.