Love and Death
It is shocking to see how such antagonistic concepts come along together so often in our lives. The loss of our loved ones is always a moment of mournfulness, but sometimes it can also become a moment of relief and acceptance after a fulfilling life.
In today’s programme, we are going to make a journey which will keep us on the edge of this thin border between mournfulness and vitality… first through the shaded lights of Brahms’ Three Intermezzi Op. 177, followed by the self-reflective “The Maiden and the Nightingale” and the dramatic “The love and the death” by Granados… and closing with the final apotheosis of Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 111.
BRAHMS 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117
GRANADOS 2 pieces from “Goyescas”, Op. 11
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111