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Melvyn Tan - Mozart, Muthel, Beethoven

Melvyn Tan in a piano recital from Finchocks Musical Musem, Kent. Mozart: Piano Sonata No 13. Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata. Muthel: Sonata in F (1770). Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C.

An evening at Finchcocks with pianist Melvyn Tan.
Melvyn Tan performs Mozart and Beethoven on two peerless historic instruments of the type that the composers themselves would have played. Well known for his persuasive advocacy on behalf of the fortepiano, tonight Melvyn Tan will explore the unique sound worlds of two Viennese-made pianos, a Michael Rosenberger of around 1796 and a Johann Fritz of 1814. Although constructed only a few years apart, these two pianos seem to point in different directions: the crispness of the Rosenberger harks back to the classical instruments of Stein and Walter for which Mozart wrote many of his keyboard sonatas whilst the more veiled sonority of the Fritz draws us towards the romantic world of Beethoven and his Moonlight Sonata. Once heard in the magical setting at Finchcocks, this most famous of piano works might never sound the same again.
Presented by Martin Handley from Finchcocks Musical Museum, Kent

Mozart
Sonata No. 13 in B Flat Major, K. 333

Beethoven
Piano Sonata 'quasi una fantasia' in c sharp minor Op.27'2 'Moonlight'

Interval

Johann Gottfried Müthel
Sonata in F, published 1770 (from the Montagu Music Collection)

Beethoven
Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 2 No. 3.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata No 13 in B flat major K333

    Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C sharp Op27 No 2 'Moonlight.'

    Performer: Melvyn Tan (Fortepiano).
  • Thomas Arne

    The Morning

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
  • Thomas Arne

    When daisies pied and violets blue

    Performer: Catherine Bott and the Parley of Insturments.
  • Johann Gottfried Müthel

    Sonata in F (from Montagu Music Collection)

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
  • Johann Gottfried Müthel

    Sonata in F (from Montagu Music Collection)

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano sonata in C major Op2 No 3

    Performer: Melvyn Tan.
  • Edward Elgar

    4 Part songs

    Performer: Finzi singers.

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