Jonathan Biss Solo Recital at Carnegie Hall
Thursday January 24, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15.50 – $107
Due to an elbow injury, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes must regretfully withdraw from this performance. Pianist Jonathan Biss will perform in his place.
Jonathan Biss, one of the great Beethoven interpreters of our day, performs piano sonatas from various stages of the master’s career. Profound emotional depth, effervescent wit, and dazzling flights of virtuosity are present in this music for which Biss has a special affinity. This recital includes the “Hammerklavier”—the German word for “pianoforte”—an expansive masterpiece where power and fragility are juxtaposed. The sonata also boasts a slow movement of immense scope and culminates in a double fugue that rivals Bach in the beauty and complexity of its counterpoint.