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Helene Grimaud © Mat Hennek

Klavierabend Hélène Grimaud

Friday 3 March 2023
19:30 – ca. 21:30
Großer Saal


Hélène Grimaud, Klavier


Johann Sebastian Bach

Chaconne (Partita Nr. 2 d-moll BWV 1004) (Bearbeitung für Klavier: Ferruccio Busoni) (1720/1897)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonate E-Dur op. 109 (1820)


Robert Schumann

Sonate Nr. 1 fis-moll op. 11 (1833–1835)

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»... a single cry of the heart for You ...«

Robert Schumann worked for about two years on his first piano sonata. However, the composer initially had his difficulties with the sonata as a form - Beethoven had already presented the »New Testament of piano music« (Hans von Bülow) with his sonatas. Schumann's Sonata op. 11, completed in 1835, is considered today to be the first weighty work of the highly romantic sonata literature for piano. Highly romantic in that it has strong autobiographical references and is interpreted; it is »a single cry of the heart for you, in which your theme appears in all possible guises«, Schumann wrote to his beloved Clara. Hélène Grimaud, who years ago dealt with the triangle of relationships Johannes Brahms - Robert Schumann - Clara Schumann in one of her projects, turns to the work again in her upcoming recital. The multi-award-winning pianist contrasts the composition with Beethoven's third-to-last Piano Sonata in E major, op. 109, in which Beethoven chose a freer approach to the »sonata« formal scheme. The starting point of the recital, however, is a much older musical form: the Chaconne, interpreted for the modern piano by Ferruccio Busoni.

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