With Kirill Gerstein, a great pianistic global player is coming to the Heidelberger Frühling. He combines the traditions of Russian, American and Central European music-making in himself, not only because of his biography. Starting with the rarely performed Piano Sonata by Igor Stravinsky, first performed in Donaueschingen in 1925, his musical journey continues to Austria-Hungary. Schubert's great C minor sonata is juxtaposed with the epochal B minor sonata by the visionary Franz Liszt. Two virtuoso Études by György Ligeti pay homage to the upcoming 100th birthday of this also native Hungarian.

Concert with intermission
Duration approx. 2 hours
Followed by artist talk with Kirill Gerstein at the Festivalzentrum

10% discount for RNZettKarte holders and one accompanying person. Available at all ticket offices of RNZ, daily regular subscription of RNZ required and not combinable with other discounts.

Kirill Gerstein


Igor Stravinsky
Piano Sonata (1924)

Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor D 958

György Ligeti
Étude 5: Arc-en-ciel
Étude 4: Fanfares

Franz Liszt
Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
Piano Sonata in B minor

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