Schaghajegh Nosrati
Brahms: Passionate in F minor

"Deep melancholy, funeral lamentation, groans of lamentation, and grave longing." In the 18th century, the music theorist Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart associated such soul positions with the key of F minor. Schaghajegh Nosrati, the pianist born in Bochum to Iranian parents, juxtaposes three masterpieces composed in F minor. Each of them is decidedly "passionate," as Beethoven's publisher proclaimed with regard to his Opus 57. Brahms' large-scale sonata from the fall of 1853 refers to Beethoven in many ways, especially clearly to the slow movement from the latter's "Pathétique". At the same time, the 20-year-old's very own tone of voice has long been unmistakable on the powerfully sonorous piano style.

Schaghajegh Nosrati


Joseph Haydn
Andante and Variations in F minor

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 23 op. 57 in F minor "Appassionata"

Johannes Brahms
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor op. 5

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29. 12. 2023   Podcast

A piano like an entire orchestra: in his third piano sonata, Johannes Brahms already shows himself to be a great symphonist, says pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati. Together with host Maria Gnann, she marvels at the emotional depth of the work, which the composer wrote when he was just 20 years old.

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