BRAHMS, BERG, WEBERN
For a long time, Johannes Brahms shied away from tackling the genres of symphony and string quartet. His three piano sonatas, on the other hand, posed fewer challenges: in the early 1850s, the young composer offered them to the world as a musical statement that still impressed the radical composers of the Second Viennese School half a century later.
In her solo recital, Elisabeth Leonskaja juxtaposes the two first sonatas, which open Brahms’s official catalogue of works, with Alban Berg’s Opus 1 and Anton Webern’s Piano Variations.
- Alban Berg - Piano Sonata Op. 1
- Johannes Brahms - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major Op. 1
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- Anton Webern - Variations for Piano Op. 27
- Johannes Brahms - Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor Op. 2
Pierre Boulez Saal