Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s solo recital return to the CMSD – on the eve of his Carnegie Hall concert with the same program – features Beethoven’s most inventive early set of piano sonatas, including a movement that presages the depth of his much later work. On the second half, Beethoven’s revolutionary Appassionata sonata, a turning point for music at the dawn of the Romantic era.
Yefim Bronfman is internationally recognized as one of today's most acclaimed and admired pianists; his commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.
In celebration of the 80th birthday of Maestro Temirkanov, Mr. Bronfman's 2018-19 season began with a European tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. This was followed by a Scandinavian tour with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and then concerto appearances in Europe with the Orchestre National de France, the London Philharmonic, the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on tour. In the US he returns to orchestras in Cleveland, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Dallas, and in recital is heard in New York (Carnegie Hall), Berkeley, Stanford, Aspen, Madrid, Geneva, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich, Berlin, Naples and Rome. This performance marks Mr. Bronfman's his first appearance on the CMSD stage since 2012.