Jonathan Biss, piano

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

Esteemed pianist Jonathan Biss has made Beethoven’s sonatas a cornerstone of his repertoire. In addition to embarking on a nine-year project of recording the complete sonata cycle, he authored the best-selling eBook In Beethoven’s Shadow and led the massive open online course, Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, which attracted more than 150,000 students from 185 countries. This recital is the first of four opportunities to hear this singular artist explore one of the most important collections of works in the history of music.

Beethoven: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, Sonata quasi una fantasia
Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, Op. 101

The Artist(s)

Jonathan Biss, piano
Jonathan Biss is a world-renowned pianist who shares his deep musical curiosity with classical music lovers in the concert hall and beyond. Over the course of two decades on the concert stage he has forged relationships with the New York Philharmonic; the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Philharmonia orchestras; the Boston, Chicago, and Swedish Radio symphony orchestras; and the Leipzig Gewandhaus,… Read More


Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Sonata No 12 in A flat Major, Op 26, “Funeral March”
In Practice | Jonathan Biss: Piano Sonatas by Beethoven
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Elizabeth Morgan at 6:30 pm