Andermatt Music: Rudolf Buchbinder

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When asked on Google how long it would take to master Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata with its dreamlike, beautiful introductory movement and the virtuoso, powerful "Presto agitato" of the third movement, the search engine "answers": "It should only be played after four to five years of piano lessons, because then you can already play the complete sonata!" It doesn't take too much imagination to picture Rudolf Buchbinder shaking his head in disbelief at this extremely bold thesis - after all, the exceptional pianist has dedicated his creative life's work to Beethoven's music in particular: Buchbinder's interpretations of Beethoven's works are considered to be the benchmark (see biography, below). "Pathétique", "Moonlight Sonata", "Appassionata" and Sonata in G major op. 14/2 were composed between 1798 and 1805, when Beethoven was between 28 and 35 years old. His popular piano sonatas are known for their technical complexity, their innovative style, their expressiveness, their unprecedented harmony and their wealth of melodies. The composer repeatedly broke with classical conventions in his works. This was also the case in the Moonlight Sonata, which Beethoven called "Sonata quasi una Fantasia" and thus has a free, fantasy-like structure. The sonata is known for its flowing melodies and dramatic contrasts between quiet passages and passionate outbursts - and is considered a precursor of musical Romanticism due to its melancholy mood. Unlike the "Pathétique", the "Moonlight Sonata" did not receive its nickname from Beethoven himself, but from the poet and music writer Ludwig Rellstab: "I would not be worth a false fifth if I had forgotten the Adagio from the Fantasy in C sharp minor. The lake rests in the twilight shimmer of the moon, the wave crashes dully against the dark shore, gloomy forest mountains rise up and close off the sacred region from the world, swans move like ghosts through the flood with a whispering murmur and an aeolian harp sounds the lamentations of longing, lonely love mysteriously from that ruin - still, good night!" The audience can look forward to seeing what musical images Buchbinder will be able to conjure up in Andermatt - who knows, perhaps even the distant mooing of a cow in the moonlight can be heard. Program: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata for piano in C minor op. 13 "Pathétique" Sonata for piano in C sharp minor op. 27/2 "Moonlight" Sonata for piano in G major op. 14/2 Sonata for piano in F minor op. 57 "Appassionata" Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

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CHF 160.00 / 125.00 / 90.00 / 65.00 Students and apprentices (up to 30 years): 50% on all tickets

Website

https://andermattmusic.ch/de/event/rudolf-buchbinder/

When asked on Google how long it would take to master Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata with its dreamlike, beautiful introductory movement and the virtuoso, powerful "Presto agitato" of the third movement, the search engine "answers": "It should only be played after four to five years of piano lessons, because then you can already play the complete sonata!" It doesn't take too much imagination to picture Rudolf Buchbinder shaking his head in disbelief at this extremely bold thesis - after all, the exceptional pianist has dedicated his creative life's work to Beethoven's music in particular: Buchbinder's interpretations of Beethoven's works are considered to be the benchmark (see biography, below). "Pathétique", "Moonlight Sonata", "Appassionata" and Sonata in G major op. 14/2 were composed between 1798 and 1805, when Beethoven was between 28 and 35 years old. His popular piano sonatas are known for their technical complexity, their innovative style, their expressiveness, their unprecedented harmony and their wealth of melodies. The composer repeatedly broke with classical conventions in his works. This was also the case in the Moonlight Sonata, which Beethoven called "Sonata quasi una Fantasia" and thus has a free, fantasy-like structure. The sonata is known for its flowing melodies and dramatic contrasts between quiet passages and passionate outbursts - and is considered a precursor of musical Romanticism due to its melancholy mood. Unlike the "Pathétique", the "Moonlight Sonata" did not receive its nickname from Beethoven himself, but from the poet and music writer Ludwig Rellstab: "I would not be worth a false fifth if I had forgotten the Adagio from the Fantasy in C sharp minor. The lake rests in the twilight shimmer of the moon, the wave crashes dully against the dark shore, gloomy forest mountains rise up and close off the sacred region from the world, swans move like ghosts through the flood with a whispering murmur and an aeolian harp sounds the lamentations of longing, lonely love mysteriously from that ruin - still, good night!" The audience can look forward to seeing what musical images Buchbinder will be able to conjure up in Andermatt - who knows, perhaps even the distant mooing of a cow in the moonlight can be heard. Program: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonata for piano in C minor op. 13 "Pathétique" Sonata for piano in C sharp minor op. 27/2 "Moonlight" Sonata for piano in G major op. 14/2 Sonata for piano in F minor op. 57 "Appassionata" Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

Price Information

CHF 160.00 / 125.00 / 90.00 / 65.00 Students and apprentices (up to 30 years): 50% on all tickets

Website

https://andermattmusic.ch/de/event/rudolf-buchbinder/

Event Information

18.05.2024
19:30
Andermatt
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