The least important are not forbidden to dream of great things, and even modestly to aim at them, according to the measure of their abilities.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Beethoven Sonatas/1

30 October 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Beethoven Sonatas/1 Presented by Liszt Academy

Concert by Keyboard Students of the Doctoral School

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7
Imre Dani (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (‘Pathétique’)
Gergő Zoltán Varga (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22
Dorottya Simon (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31/3
Llorenç Prats Boscà (piano)

The New Testament of piano literature. This is how Hans von Bülow characterized Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and drawing a sacred parallel was extremely perceptive, defining the place and role of these 32 opuses in the history of music. The sonatas written between 1795 and 1822, which, according to Charles Rosen, act as a bridge from the microcosmos of salons to the world of concert halls, are essential for all young keyboard instrumentalists: they are now fixed exam pieces even if formally there is no need to prove technical skill and performance maturity with one or other of the Beethoven sonatas at an examination concert. Which, of course, is not so surprising since even with experienced pianists – who are long past studying for a diploma or even a doctorate – the situation is the same.  Four sonatas are performed in both of the concerts by keyboard students of the Doctoral School.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Admission to the concert is free. Free tickets can be obtained from the ticket office at the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.