Recital with John Lill
Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.13 Pathetique
Beethoven Sonata in C Op.53 Waldstein
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27/2 Moonlight
Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
John Lill is the kind of pianist they don’t make any more – a true keyboard lion. But at the centre of his career has been a lifelong engagement with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. “Beethoven is my leading light_” says Lill. _“His music transcends emotion. It becomes a pure spiritual experience which awaits us all”. Critics have agreed. “His objective is always to serve the composer” says The Scotsman. “And when that composer is Beethoven, another great presence reveals itself. Lill plays him with an integrity few can match”.
So this recital – in which Lill performs what might just be Beethoven’s four most popular piano sonatas – is practically self-recommending. No matter how familiar this music, from the brilliance of the Waldstein sonata to the grandeur of the Appassionata and the deep romantic poetry of the Moonlight sonata, Lill is certain to have something new – and profound – to say.