Friday, 20 October 2017
Steven Osborne Piano
Intermezzo in C sharp minor Op 117/3
Piano Sonata No 30 in E major Op 109
Intermezzo in B flat minor Op 117/2
Piano Sonata No 31 in A flat major Op 110
Intermezzo in E flat major Op 117/1
Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor Op 111
This is a repeat of Steven Osborne's Wigmore Hall programme played on 24 March for which Andrew Clements' 4 Star Guardian review is given below.
Now living in Edinburgh, Steven Osborne comes to Kelso to play the last three great sonatas by Beethoven, Nos 109,110 and 111 one of the pinnacles of his works and they are interspersed with three Brahms late intermezzi.
Seven Osborne brings an acute intelligence to everything he plays, taking works apart nte by note and phrase by phrase, and putting them back together sparkling and fresh so that the work reappears transformed in a clear new light. There is nothing uncertain about his playing. Everything is etched with the clarity of his intention. He travels the world playing with some of the leading conductors such as Jurowski, Ashkenazy, Ed Gardner and Andrew Litton and playing in the most important venues around the world. He is one of Britain’s truly great musicians.
Steven is artist in residence with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orcherstra ,is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was made a fellow of the the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2014.