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‘Life Returns – A Transcendence of Pain’ Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

30 September
SJE Arts Oxford
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford
OX4 1EH

‘Life Returns – A Transcendence of Pain’ Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell
‘Life Returns – A Transcendence of Pain’ Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

About ‘Life Returns – A Transcendence of Pain’ Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

Even two hundred years on, Beethoven’s late piano sonatas are still unique portraits of the human spirit in all its facets: childlike, earthy, ecstatic, comical, suffering, and surviving, as at the end of op110. Stephen Kovacevich is one of their greatest interpreters.

Between the two Beethoven sonatas, Debussy’s equally mercurial but very impressionistic sonata for violin, written during his long fatal illness, but which he rightly called ‘fantastic and light’ in its middle movement, and ‘full of joyous tumult’ in the finale.

Book tickets

Beethoven
Piano sonata No. 30, Op. 109
Stephen Kovacevich

Debussy
Sonata for violin and piano, L. 148
Stephen Kovacevich & Priya Mitchell

Beethoven
Piano sonata No. 31, Op. 110
Stephen Kovacevich