Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist, Sarah Grunstein, returns to the Sydney Opera House by popular demand, to perform 2 concerts in 2018. While Grunstein is distinguished for her interpretation of Bach’s works, described as “tempestuous” and “imbued with a luminous calm”, the praise she has received is not limited to her performances of this composer.
The first Sydney Opera House concert on Sunday 23 September at 5pm will be a programme of 3 of the composers she most loves to play: Beethoven’s Sonata in E major, Op. 109, Brahms’ Fantasien, Op. 116, and Schumann’s Fantasie in C major, Op. 17. Grunstein remarks, “Each work is highly structured, yet also highly improvisatory, each in a vastly different way. It is the improvisatory qualities that suggest the poetry and pliability of Romanticism, yet also hark back to the influence of the 18th century.” Of Grunstein’s Beethoven performance The New York Times wrote: “Beethoven’s Sonata in D was delivered with a directness that only heightened the tragedy that propels the central Largo; the surrounding three movements danced with appropriate grace…”
The second concert on Monday October 5 at 7.30pm will feature Grunstein playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which is perhaps one of the most challenging works in the keyboard literature. Her recent performance of the Goldberg Variations has led to her being acclaimed as the “shining light” among the Bach pianists of this generation.
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Monday 29 October 2018 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
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