Artists

Elisabeth Leonskaja

Piano

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Sonata in D major K. 284 (205b)

Jörg Widmann

Eleven Humoresques for Piano

Johannes Brahms

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5

Approximate running time: 1h 45m without intermission

“I think that in each and every one of my pieces, there is a moment that’s an homage to Schumann,” says Jörg Widmann. If many of those moments are veiled references, the title of his 11 piano miniatures, written in 2007, very directly alludes to Schumann’s Humoreske Op. 20. Inspired by that composer, Widmann’s pieces are to be performed “always with humor and delicacy.” Piano sonatas by Mozart and Brahms bookend Elisabeth Leonskaja’s solo program.