Artists

Yefim Bronfman

Piano

Program

Béla Bartók

Suite for Piano Op. 14 Sz 62

Galina Ustwolskaja

Sonate Nr. 4 für Klavier solo

Robert Schumann

Faschingsschwank aus Wien / Five Fantasy Pictures for Piano op. 26

Franz Schubert

Sonata in C Minor D 958

Approximate running time: 1h 30m with one intermission

Schubert’s last three sonatas are among the pinnacles not only of the composer’s works but of the entire Romantic piano repertoire of the early 19th century. The C-minor work D 958, often understood as an homage to Beethoven, makes for a weighty finale to Yefim Bronfman’s recital. Also on the program are Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien (“Carnival Scenes from Vienna”), written during a stay in the Austrian capital in the spring of 1839, and Bartók’s 1916 Suite for Piano.