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Beethoven and Beyond

Cédric Tiberghien performs works by Beethoven, as well as music by two composers who are often seen as continuing Beethoven's musical legacy, Brahms and Schoenberg.

Cédric Tiberghien presents a programme of solo piano works by two of Beethoven’s musical descendants - Brahms and Schoenberg - framed by two sets of variations by Beethoven himself. Brahms's four Ballades were composed at the start of his lifelong affection for Clara Schumann, who helped establish his career. By contrast, Schoenberg's 3 Piano Pieces, Op 11 came at a time of turbulence: his wife Mathilde had recently eloped with a painter. Beethoven had his own problems - among them his increasing deafness - when he wrote his two sets of variations in 1802, yet despite this affliction, he was inspired to write music of extraordinary innovation that he described as quite unlike any he had ever composed before.

Recorded at Wigmore Hall last Saturday and presented by Martin Handley

Beethoven: 6 Variations on an Original Theme in F Op 34
Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op 10

Interval

Schoenberg: 3 Piano Pieces, Op 11
Beethoven: 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E flat 'Eroica Variations' Op 35

Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

2 hours, 28 minutes

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Mon 11 Nov 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    6 Variations in F major Op 34 for piano

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Johannes Brahms

    4 Ballades Op 10 for piano

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Théodore Dubois

    Suite for piano and string orchestra in F minor

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    3 Pieces Op 11 for piano

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    15 Variations and a fugue on a theme from Prometheus in E flat Op 35 ('Eroica')

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Encore: Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    String Quartet No.2, Op.118

    Ensemble: The McCapra Quartet.

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