Piano Prowess: Beethoven and Liszt

Vladimir Feltsman, piano

Martin Theatre
Friday, June 24, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$60/40 reserved
$10 lawn

About The Artist

Throughout his life, Liszt relished relating how Beethoven kissed him on the forehead when he visited him at the age of 11. Vladimir Feltsman, whose teacher’s teacher’s teacher studied with Liszt himself, provides an aural expression of that spiritual link, presenting two of Beethoven’s most poetically evocative sonatas in preparation for Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B Minor. This is the first of several explorations being presented throughout Ravinia’s 2011 festival season of the masterwork that Richard Wagner described as “inexpressibly beautiful, great, loveable, deep and noble.”

Program Notes

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)
  Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2
Liszt: Sonata in B Minor, S. 178


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