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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Elisabeth Leonskaja

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) performs at Wigmore Hall, London. Beethoven: Fantasia in G minor. Berg: Piano Sonata, Op 1. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D minor, Op 31 (The Tempest).

The distinguished Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja, live from Wigmore Hall, London in a programme of Beethoven and Berg.

Elisabeth Leonskaya is one of the world's most celebrated pianists, standing firmly in the Russian tradition of Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. She is an eminent interpreter of Beethoven, today performing his improvisatory Fantasia in G minor and his innovative "Tempest" Sonata, which she contrasts with Berg's first and only piano sonata, which took the form onwards into the twentieth century.

Beethoven: Fantasia in G minor, Op 77
Berg: Piano Sonata, Op 1
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (The Tempest).

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
  • Alban Berg

    Piano Sonata, Op 1

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (Tempest)

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fantasia in G minor, Op 77

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.

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