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Wigmore Hall: Jonathan Biss

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 05 May 2014

Live from Wigmore Hall, London.

Jonathan Biss (piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 6 in F major, Op 10 No 2
Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (selections)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 21 in C major, Op 53 'Waldstein'

American pianist Jonathan Biss brings insights from his recent free online education course Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas to his performance of two of the best-known Sonatas - including one of the most popular of all, the Waldstein, named after its dedicatee, Beethoven's patron Count Waldstein. The filling in Biss's Beethoven sandwich is a selection of Janacek's remarkable piano miniatures, On an Overgrown Path, many of them connected to the death of his twenty-year-old daughter Olga in 1903.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Music Played

6 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes


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