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François-Frédéric Guy – Hammerklavier

Beethoven 250

Thu 26 Mar 2020

François-Frédéric Guy – Hammerklavier

Beethoven 250

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 15 in D, Op. 28 Pastorale
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op. 106 Hammerklavier
François-Frédéric Guy piano

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‘Here is an antidote to identikit Beethoven… refreshing in its directness and honesty, he is a highly persuasive Beethovenian.’ Gramophone

For François-Frédéric Guy, one of France’s greatest Beethovenians, the sonatas are ‘a permanent feast… Ageless, unclassifiable music, which defies its own archetypes.’

A veteran of complete sonata cycles, he has chosen in this programme works from three different periods of the composer’s creative life: beginning with the wild elegance of his first sonata, dedicated to Haydn, through the wit and beauty of the Pastoral and ending with the mighty Hammerklavier, where time is suspended, tangled and reconstructed in a sustained miracle of composition.

A recording of François-Frédéric Guy performing Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat, Op.106 Hammerklavier:

Date:Thu 26 Mar 2020
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One

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