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23 July 2020 20:00 Église de Verbier

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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor BWV 849
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Ballade in B Major Op. 10 No. 4 
Intermezzo in B minor Op. 119 No. 1
Capriccio in D minor Op. 116 No. 7
Interval
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major D. 960

“A musician completely absorbed in his craft,” is how the Washington Post described Stephen Kovacevich in 2018, adding that “Kovacevich’s interpretations are like no one else’s and always emanate directly from the heart.” It will be six years since the American-born pianist last appeared at the Verbier Festival and he returns with a programme of early and late Brahms and Schubert’s epically scaled final sonata. Gramophone has written of Kovacevich that “few pianists have penetrated more deeply to the dark, restlessly beating heart beneath Schubert’s outwardly genial surface.”

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