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  • 2017-09-01 00:00:00 2017-09-01 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova: Beethoven, the piano and violin sonatas Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 5pm The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts

L'ARPEGGIATA : Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova: Beethoven, the piano and violin sonatas

01 Sep to 03 Sep

"Every sound she draws is superb" The Strad

Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano form a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists.
Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition,  is known for the power and lyrical beauty of her sound, a violinist perfectly suited to the huge technical and emotional demands of Beethoven’s Sonatas. Michael Houstoun’s recent performances of Beethoven’s complete Piano Sonatas met with huge acclaim for fluency, and appreciation of Beethoven’s wit, as well as the moments of profound desolation.

BEETHOVEN: The Piano & Violin Sonatas

Performing all ten of Beethoven's Sonatas for Piano and Violin, the festival will take the form of three concerts over three days in Christchurch. Hristova and Houstoun’s collaboration in our Beethoven Mini-Festival will be the landmark musical event of 2017 - one not to be missed! 

 Box office tickets on sale from 17 Feb 2017, earlybird presale from 30 Jan to 16 Feb 2017.

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Concert 1

Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 12, no. 3
Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op. 30, no. 3
No. 2 in A Major, op. 12, no. 2
Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, op. 30, no. 2          Approximate duration:  110 minutes

Concert 2
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, op. 24 ("Spring")
Sonata No. 6 in A Major, op. 30, no.1
Sonata No. 10 in G Major, op. 96            Approximate duration:  105 minutes           

Concert 3
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12, no.1
Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, op. 23
Sonata No. 9 in A Major, op. 47 (Kreutzer)     Approximate duration:  110 minutes  




Date(s): 01 Sep to 03 Sep
Time: Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 5pm
Venue: The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts
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Pricing: Adult prices starting from $33.00, Children$10. Fees apply.
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Event Categories: Music, Performance