Music of Haydn and Beethoven
Friday, October 28, 2016, 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge
Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout has emerged as one of Early Music’s new generation of superstars, with a well-earned reputation for performances bursting with virtuosity, charm, and imagination. A particular favorite of Boston audiences for his past collaborations with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque, he returns to BEMF in a solo recital of music by Haydn and Beethoven. The program opens with Beethoven’s engaging and virtuosic Rondos No. 1 and No. 2, Op. 51, followed by the striking expressiveness of his Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, which moves from sparkling energy to heart-wrenching melancholy. The second half features Haydn’s Sonata in C major, Hob. 50, a masterwork of marvelous wit and grace, before concluding with Beethoven’s celebrated Sonata Pathétique. Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.