Stephen Kovacevich piano
The American pianist returns to a dramatic, deep repertoire at which he excels with Chopin, and Beethoven in particular.
Stephen Kovacevich © David Thompson
Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV849
Beethoven Sonata No. 30, op. 109
Brahms Ballade op. 10 No. 4 in B major
Intermezzo in A Minor Op. 76 No. 7
Intermezzo in A flat Maj Op. 76 No. 3
Capriccio in D minor Op. 116 No. 7
Schubert Sonata No.21, D960
This elegant artist, who is an all too infrequent visitor to Paris, is one of the most respected performers of his generation. He has been a remarkable interpreter of Beethoven for many years, both on the concert stage and in the recording studio (his recordings of the Bagatelles and Variations remain a textbook example of the genre), and he revisits the composer tonight with his final one sonata which established the credentials of the classic sonata form. This is another showcase for his talent, where serenity combines with clarity. Undoubtedly a masterclass in the art of the piano.