Sonata in E Op.109
Sonata in A flat Op.110
Sonata in C minor Op.111
The last of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, these three sublime pieces were commissioned by Beethoven’s publisher almost 200 years ago, in April 1820. They form a trio of beautifully balanced and contrasting works that are best heard as a set, with each sonata exploring a wide range of technique and emotion, from extreme delicacy to muscular firepower.
Steven Osborne is widely celebrated as a thrilling performer. His 2019 recording of these Beethoven Sonatas was acclaimed as among his finest and this recital promises to be an electrifying experience.
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Osborne occupies the very different world of each sonata with equal conviction. A magnificent achievement.