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Andreas Haefliger

Plays Beethoven, Musorgsky, Liszt & Berg
Tuesday 15 August 2017
The Queen's Hall

Berg Piano Sonata Op 1
Liszt St François d'Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux (No 1 from Deux légendes) S 175/1
Beethoven Sonata in A Op 101
Musorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition

Vivid musical picture-painting lies at the heart of this typically wide-ranging recital from Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger, famed worldwide for his searching insights and his pianistic power – and following his memorable performance of Beethoven’s mighty ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata at the 2013 International Festival.

Musorgsky’s grand Pictures from an Exhibition pushes the piano to the limits of what it can convey in its imposing depictions of images by Viktor Hartmann, by turns grotesque and uplifting. Liszt paints a musical picture of St François d'Assise in the first of his two Legends.

Two contrasting sonatas showcase Haefliger’s power and poetry to complete his recital: the serene sophistication of Beethoven Sonata in A Op 101, and the restless turmoil of Berg’s brief early Sonata.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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  • Running time: 
    1hr 45mins approx (one interval)


The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street

Supported by

Joscelyn Fox



Andreas Haefliger Piano

Berg Piano Sonata Op 1
Liszt St François de Paule marchant sur les flots (No 2 from Deux légendes) S 175 2
Beethoven Sonata in A Op 101
Musorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition

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Centre Stalls: £32.50
Rear stalls: £28.50 £12 £9
Side stalls: £28.50 £23 £20 £9
Centre gallery: £32.50 £28.50 £23
Side gallery: £23 £12 £9

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