2016–2017 Season » Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian Bezuidenhout

FRIDAY | OCTOBER 28, 2016 | 8PM
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Music of Haydn and Beethoven

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout has emerged as one of Early Music’s new generation of superstars, with a well-earned reputation for performances bursting with virtuosity, charm, and imagination. A particular favorite of Boston audiences for his past collaborations with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque, he returns to BEMF in a solo recital of music by Haydn and Beethoven. The program opens with Beethoven’s engaging and virtuosic Rondos No. 1 and No. 2, Op. 51, followed by the striking expressiveness of his Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, which moves from sparkling energy to heart-wrenching melancholy. The second half features Haydn’s Variations in F minor, Hob. 17/6, a masterwork of invention and grace, before concluding with Beethoven’s celebrated Sonata Pathétique.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm


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“Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano.”
—The London Times

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Beethoven: Rondo No. 1 in C major and No. 2 in G major, Op. 51
Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Haydn: Variations in F minor, Hob. 17/6
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"

Programs are subject to change.

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