Recital Tuesday 19 September 2006, 8pm

by Sharona on September 2, 2006

Fortepiano recital at Redbridge Music Society, Ilford Town Hall (Essex)


Sonata No. 4 in Eb, Op. 7
Sonata No. 1 in f, Op. 2/1
Grande Sonate Pathétique No. 8 in c, Op. 13
Five variations in D on “Rule, Britannia”, WoO 79

A revelatory reading of Beethoven’s Grande Sonata pathétique inspired a performance flamboyant, full-toned and thrilling in its realisation.
Harpsichord and Fortepiano

Most rewarding of all was Sharona Joshua’s expressive performance of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata, which acquired a luminous brilliance and greater mobility on the fortepiano than we are accustomed to hearing on a modern piano; qualities which I can imagine the youthful composer himself might have brought to it.

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