Piotr Anderszewski plays Beethoven

Piotr Anderszewski plays Beethoven

Piotr Anderszewski (Foto: Simon Fowler, Warner Classics)

Piotr Anderszewski plays Beethoven

Wed 15. Nov 2023 18.00 Vestibül
Wed 15. Nov 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
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Thu 16. Nov 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Neue Besetzung!
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Thomas Søndergård Conductor
Piotr Anderszewski Klavier
Ludwig van Beethoven Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 73
Pause Johannes Brahms Sinfonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 73


16. Nov 2023, 19.00 Uhr
mit Franziska Gallusser

Prices CHF 145 / 120 / 95 / 70 / 35
Programme Notes
Beethoven und Brahms
Playlist Beethoven
News & Geschichten
Thomas Søndergård takes over for David Zinman

Unfortunately, our Honorary Conductor David Zinman has to cancel the planned concerts. For health reasons, he is unable to make the trip to Zurich. He very much regrets this.
We are very pleased that we have been able to win Thomas Søndergård, a very experienced conductor, for the programme which remains unchanged. It is the first time that he will conduct the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.

Tickets already purchased for the concerts remain valid.

The Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski became suddenly famous in 1990: at a piano competition in Leeds, he dropped out in the middle of the semi-finals – because he was not satisfied with his performance. The self-critical attitude has remained: Anderszewski wants to understand every single note before he plays a work in public. He is constantly searching for the right approach, especially with Beethoven: he once said that Beethoven shows an unbelievable amount in the notes, "something gets lost if you as an interpreter don't struggle to find the right expression". So he is a ponderer, on the one hand; but on the other hand he is also a pianist who knows how to translate his thoughts into sound in a touching, stirring and uncommonly characteristic way. That he also has his own ideas about Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5: One can assume that.

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