At the last piano matinee of the festival, the renowned pianist Alexander Lonquich plays two masterpieces of the piano literature.
- Alexander Lonquich piano
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D 960
33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C Major, op. 120 »Diabelli Variations«
Franz Schubert only outlived his idol Beethoven by a single year. It was during that year that the 31-year-old composer wrote his last Piano Sonata. A heavenly vastness opens up in this delicate music, which seems to know no limits. Alexander Lonquich juxtaposes that piece with Beethoven’s final great work for piano: the no-less-powerful »Diabelli Variations«. Two compelling musical legacies.