Piano Recital with Jonathan Biss
Due to illness, Murray Perahia has been obliged to cancel and is replaced by Jonathan Biss.
Sunday 20 May 2018 15.00Ends approximately 17.20
American Jonathan Biss is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. In addition to performing a full schedule of concerts, he has spent eleven summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and written extensively about his relationships with the composers with whom he shares a stage. A member of the faculty of his alma mater the Curtis Institute of Music since 2010, Biss led the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by a classical music conservatory, Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, which has reached more than 150,000 people in 185 countries.
Biss has embarked on a nine-year, nine-disc recording cycle of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas, and in early 2018 he releases the seventh volume. The recording cycle will be complete in 2020.
Jonathan Biss represents the third generation in a family of professional musicians that includes his grandmother Raya Garbousova, one of the first well-known female cellists (for whom Samuel Barber composed his Cello Concerto), and his parents, violinist Miriam Fried and violist/violinist Paul Biss. Growing up surrounded by music, Biss began his piano studies at age six, and his first musical collaborations were with his mother and father. He studied at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leon Fleisher.
The musicApproximate times
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major32 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 17 "The Tempest"24 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Six Bagatelles for piano op 12623 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major19 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Andante cantabile e grazioso E flat major from Six Bagatelles for piano op 126:33 min
- Jonathan Biss piano