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Konstantin Lifschitz
Konstantin Lifschitz was born in 1976 in Kharkov. At the age ...

The Immortal 32: Lifschitz's Beethoven Cycle Programme VI

23 Sep 2017Sat8:00PM

盡窺堂奧:列夫席茲的貝多芬鋼琴奏鳴曲 VI 

This event is part of the Complete Cycle of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas.

 

Grand Hall

Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre
Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong

 

Tickets

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HKU Discounts:  Students $50  |  Staff 15% off
Valid HKU student / staff card required upon purchase
at URBTIX outlets and entry to venue

Concession tickets are also available. Discounts cannot
be combined.

 

Programme

Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, 'Appassionata'
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79
Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a, 'Les adieux'


Composed of two contrasting themes and two contrasting movements, Op. 54 is dubbed by Richard Rosenberg as 'The Beauty and the Beast' (La Belle et la Bête). The rhythmic energy of its finale is intensified in the 'Appassionata' Sonata, where Beethoven’s tragic passion is violently unleashed. Opp. 78, 79 and 81a were composed in 1809, when many of Beethoven’s friends and patrons had left Vienna because of French occupation. The three movements of 'Les adieux' (Op. 81a) represents the sequence of 'farewell-absence-reunion', mourning Archduke Rudolph’s departure from Vienna and celebrating his return.
 


  • For ages 6+
  • Approximately 1.5 hours with an intermission
  • Guests are advised to arrive punctually. 
  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
  • Programmes and artists are subject to change.

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