Recital Sunday, 8 October 2006, 4pm

by Sharona on October 4, 2006

Fortepiano recital at The Frederick Piano Collection
(Ashburnham Community Church,  Ashburnham, MA.  01430-1258, USA)

A Tribute to Beethoven
(Piano by Katholnig, Vienna, c. 1805-1810)

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.

Musical Opinion

For further information go to the Frederick Collection website

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