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Sarah Grunstein Plays Beethoven Sonatas

April 4 @ 7:30 pm

Pianist Sarah Grunstein performs Beethoven’s Last Sonatas, comprising the final three of Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas: the Sonata in E major, Op. 109, the Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110, and the Sonata in C minor, Op. 111.

Grunstein explains, “In his piano sonatas, Beethoven takes us on a journey. His intent was always to arouse his listeners’ emotions. Beethoven’s late sonatas are a profound journey into the expressiveness of his late style, his inventiveness with structure and the artist’s sound palette, and his demands on the performer and the instrument. The works are at once dramatic and spiritual, harking back to early 18th century styles, and looking ahead to poetic Romanticism. Each sonata is distinct, yet the three together become a journey. For the music-lover’s soul, this journey is one of transcendence.”

As a young teenage pianist Grunstein performed the soundtrack for Bruce Beresford’s early Australian film, The Getting of Wisdom. She moved to New York, graduating from The Juilliard School, where she was later appointed as a Teaching Fellow and earned her doctorate at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

She has performed at London’s Southbank Centre, New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the U.K., New Zealand and Australia.

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Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Circular Quay East
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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