Sunday at St John's, 70th Birthday Celebrations
'Eroica' Variations Op. 35
Four Impromptus D899
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 82
One of the great affirmations in musical history, Beethoven's magnificent set of variations on the same theme as the finale of the later 'Eroica' Symphony was written within a few months of the composer's despairing 'Heiligenstadt' Testament.
Proceeding via Schubert's much more spontaneous and lyrical Impromptus, the programme culminates in Prokofiev's savage, sardonic wartime Sonata No. 6 which, nonetheless, contains moments of repose, nostalgia and wit.
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