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Rudolf Buchbinder: Beethoven Sonatas - Concert 2

Celebrated Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder has been performing complete cycles of the Beethoven piano sonatas since the 1970s, and has been widely acclaimed for his remarkable technical abilities, his exquisite taste and his astonishing, sometimes provocative insights into what form one of the greatest bodies of music ever composed.

Beethoven Sonata in C Op 2 No 3
Sonata in C minor Op 10 No 1
Sonata in G Op 79
Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 ‘Moonlight’

Beethoven’s 32 sonatas chart the composer’s life and musical insights from the elegant Classicism of his youth through to the spiritual profundity of his searching, questing final sonatas, written just a few years before his death. From the rippling nocturnal evocations of the ‘Moonlight’ Sonata to the spacious grandeur of the ‘Waldstein’ or the stormy turbulence of the ‘Appassionata’, they contain music of extraordinary intensity and radical vision.

For the 2015 Festival, Rudolf Buchbinder performs Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas across nine concerts, amid the neoclassical splendour of Edinburgh’s sumptuous yet elegant Playfair Library Hall.

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Rudolf Buchbinder

Beethoven Sonata in C Op 2 No 3
Sonata in C minor Op 10 No 1
Sonata in G Op 79
Sonata in C sharp minor Op 27 No 2 ‘Moonlight’

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9 August 2015

  • Playfair Library Hall
  • 80 minutes
  • £25

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.