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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein

31 Jul 2023 | 20:00 | Sheldonian Theatre, Sheldonian Extra

Stravinsky Sonata
Schubert Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958
Ligeti Etude No. 13, ‘The Devil’s Staircase’
Liszt Sonata in B minor, S. 178

A heavyweight pianist comes to the Festival with a heavyweight programme. From the spiky neo-classicism of Stravinsky’s Piano Sonata, Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein brings us the first of Schubert’s introspective and poignant three final piano sonatas. Then things get devilish. Ligeti’s Etude No. 13 ‘The Devil’s Staircase’ is an exhilarating preface to one of the most epic piano works ever written. Liszt’s iconic Sonata in B minor rages demonically with Beethoven’s grandeur, Chopin’s virtuosity and Schumann’s poetry to create a narrative drama in disguise that could only have come from Liszt’s pen. A big night beckons at the Sheldonian Theatre.

Kirill Gerstein

31 Jul 2023

Tickets: £15, £22, £28, £38
(Students from £5)
Duration: 120 min
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Sheldonian Extra
Monday 31st July, 2023 – 20:00
From £15
(Students from £5)

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