For this recital, she opens with Beethoven: first, the two-movement Sonata Op.90, which moves from tension and turbulence to peaceful reconciliation; next, the 32 Variations in C minor, a roller-coaster ride of pianistic invention, followed by Les Adieux, full of both drama and longing.
The second half is devoted to works by Liszt, whose haunting vision of Venice, La lugubre gondola, contrasts with the brighter Venezia, filled with joie de vivre.
The concert ends with the intense dramatic span of his mighty Sonata in B minor.
About St John's Smith Square
PerformersYulianna Avdeeva piano
RepertoireBeethoven: Piano Sonata in E minor, Op.90; 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO.80; Piano Sonata in E flat, Op.81a (Les Adieux)
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
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