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
Thu 16. Nov 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
David Zinman Conductor
Piotr Anderszewski Klavier
Ludwig van Beethoven Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 73


16. Nov 2023, 19.00 Uhr
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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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