Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
This concert was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 30. Tickets for the original date will be honored on June 18. Concertgoers with additional questions should call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. There's melody, melancholy, and perhaps a touch of madness in the two late Schubert sonatas framing a gentle early work. The Sonata in A Minor, likely written when the composer learned of the gravity of his venereal disease, is a dark-hued journey from its disconsolate opening to jittery finale. The Sonata in A Major flows with some of Schubert's most fetching melodies, but the rampaging scales, trills, and clusters that interrupt a tender second-movement theme suggest nightmare or hallucination—perhaps Schubert's cry of misery from the effects of disease.
Venue: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
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