VCH PRESENTS BEETHOVEN HEROIC YEARS - SHARING RECITAL (SSO)
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VCH PRESENTS BEETHOVEN HEROIC YEARS - SHARING RECITAL (SSO)
Synopsis
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'
LIGETI Viola Sonata select movements
LIGETI Etudes for Solo Piano Book 3
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2

For an even more expansive journey through Beethoven Heroic Years on top of our Evening Concert, join violist Hsin-Yun Huang and pianist Luca Buratto in an afternoon Sharing Recital session, where they observe Beethoven's push on the limitations of the classical form in parallel with 20th century trailblazer Ligeti's experimentation on rhythm -- through Beethoven's iconic 'Appassionata' Sonata (from his Heroic period); his Cello Sonata Op. 102 No. 2 (marking the start of his Late Years); Ligeti's études for Solo Piano; and his Solo Viola Sonata.

In 1802, a 32-year-old Beethoven retreated away from Vienna to the countryside town of Heiligenstadt, in hope of recovering from a steady loss of hearing that had already begun 3 years before.

At the end of this stay, Beethoven came to face the cold hard fact that his hearing may never improve; and from this came an outpouring of his deepest struggles in one of his most carefully studied letters, the 'Heiligenstadt Testament' where he wrote of his suffering and his yearning to end it by suicide.

But, he wrote on, 'Only art held me back. Ah, it seemed impossible to leave the world until I had produced all that I felt was within me; and so I spared this wretched life - '

And from then, came a new burst of energy and a new sense of determination. He produced in the next decade, what would be a period marked by great heroism and a new expansiveness, his 3rd Symphony 'Eroica', his 5th Symphony, the 'Razumovsky Quartets', the Violin Concerto, his 4th Piano Concerto, and the 'Waldstein' and 'Appassionata' Piano Sonatas.

'Beethoven Heroic Years' is held in collaboration with Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series.
Please visit TTK Grand Series for more information.
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‘Violinist Tang Tee Khoon and friends transcend the ordinary’

‘performances like these leave listeners craving for more’

‘rarely does one find a performance that radiated such warmth and true feeling’

- Straits Times 2014/15 on Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series

 

'Adrian Brendel is everything but a showman: his tone is clear and precise, leaning towards classical refinement, always exposing an acute understanding the composer's intentions...

One learnt more about Beethoven's artistic development in two hours than one might have from entire seminars devoted to this subject.'

- Berliner Tagesspiegel

 

(Luca Buratto is a pianist of) "fiery imagination and finesse" 

- Musical America

 

'She (Hsin-Yun Huang) presented Bartok's Viola Concerto ... in a seamlessly expressive dramatic arch, characterised by an emphatically rhetorical brilliance and a warm tone,

which flashed forth, virtually violin-like, now and then;'

- Der Tagesspiegel

 

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SPECIAL DINNER MENU AT FOO’D BY DAVIDE OLDANI

Pair your experience at "Beethoven Heroic Years" with a special three-course dinner at FOO’D by Davide Oldani - a Cucina Pop restaurant located within the iconic Victoria Concert Hall. This special menu is available only to patrons of "Beethoven Heroic Years" 5pmRecital and 7.30pm Concert at $38++ if advance reservations are made at www.foodbydo.com, and at $48++ if patrons walk in to the restaurant on the day itself. 

 

'Beethoven Heroic Years' Evening Concert and Sharing Recital are made possible by partners and supporters of the Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series who believe in bringing great quality classical music to the communities in Singapore:

 

PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Pan Pacific Orchard

FOO'D by Davide Oldani

Yamaha Music (Asia) Pte Ltd

National Arts Council

 

http://teekhoontanggrandseries.com/

Luca Buratto

 

Luca Buratto, 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, is a pianist of "fiery imagination and finesse" (Musical America). Upcoming orchestral engagements include the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and his La Scala debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi. In summer 2016, Luca performed for the Progetto Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival in Switzerland, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Busoni Festival Italy and was a resident artist at Marlboro Music Festival USA. In 2017, he gives his Wigmore Hall recital debut and the Hyperion label will release his all-Schumann album. His Live at Honens 2015 recording is currently available on the Honens label. 

 

Luca Buratto’s affinity for the music of Robert Schumann is balanced by his curiosity for works of today’s composers such as Thomas Adès.

 

Photo credit: Colin Way

 

 

Hsin-Yun Huang

 

Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career as one of the leading violists of her generation since winning the gold medal at the 1988 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She has been soloist with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, and the London Sinfonia, among others; and performs regularly at festivals, including Marlboro, Spoleto, Rome, and Santa Fe.

 

Hsin-Yun actively commissions works for solo viola and chamber ensemble. Her 2012 recording, Viola Viola for Bridge Records, include commissions from Shih-Hui Chen and Steven Mackey, and works by E. Carter, P. Ruders, and G. Benjamin. Upcoming recording projects include the complete Solo Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas on the Viola, to be released in 2017.

 

Hsin-Yun serves as viola faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School.

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