Sa. 06. June '20

18:00 Uhr


Museum Folkwang

Andreas Staier

Fortepiano V - CANCELLED

€ 45 | 35 | 25
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Eleven Bagatelles op. 119
Sonata No. 16 in G Major op. 31/1
Sonata No. 19 in G Minor op. 49/1
Sonata No. 20 in G Major op. 49/2
Six Bagatelles op. 126

(Fortepiano by Conrad Graf)

Andreas Staier never ceases to prove just how lively the music of the 1700s and 1800s can sound on historical instruments. As one of the leading fortepiano virtuosi the world over, he has set new benchmarks with his interpretations of works from the period of Vienna Classicism. He gives particular priority to what Haydn considered to be matter-of-fact “science of composition”: not just ornamentation, but, most importantly, timbre. Staier always strives to show his audience just how much the instrument has changed. “No instrument has been modified to such an extent over the last 200 years as the piano. It has reacted to the enlargement of concert halls; the keyboard range has continually expanded, and composers always wrote and disposed their music with a certain instrument in mind.” Thus Staier devotes meticulous study to details of articulation and pedaling. “Music written 200, 300, or 400 years ago is like a foreign language that emerged under thoroughly different circumstances.” To make that language comprehensible, he finds that an intimate chamber music hall is essential. There, one will find an atmosphere apt to kindle music audiences’ curiosity for these unfamiliar sonorities.
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