Classical Season 2019/20 | Piano Greats
Piano Greats: Gabriela Montero
Gabriela Montero piano
Mozart Sonata No.10 in C major K330
Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C major ‘Waldstein’
Flamboyant, imaginative and irrepressible, the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is a virtuoso in a class of her own: a pianist whose unique gift for improvisation put creativity back at the heart of classical performance, and whose outspoken ethical principles mean that her music-making is about infinitely more than just the notes on the page. ‘For me, music is a purposeful art’, she says, and tonight, the winner of the 2018 Beethoven Prize celebrates three fellow free spirits – Beethoven, naturally, but also Mozart, before throwing herself into the exuberantly romantic fantasy-world of Schumann’s Kreisleriana: a musical portrait of the artistic spirit at its most unbuttoned.
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