Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”)
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)
Sonata in C major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)
Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who won a Grammy for his 2008 recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas, brings his “inimitable blend of sensitivity and raw strength” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) to Beethoven’s most cherished sonatas. From the powerful “Pathétique” and dramatic “Appassionata” to the dazzling “Waldstein” and lyrical “Moonlight,” Ohlsson’s deep emotive force is perfectly suited to Beethoven’s timeless—and temperamental—masterworks.
“Titan among the titans of the piano.” —San Francisco Classical Voice
“Few live up to Beethoven’s label for the ideal more than pianist Garrick Ohlsson.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A sound so lush it almost glistens.” —Seattle Times
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