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 F minor „Appassionata“

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