What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Orion Weiss, piano: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, “Appassionata”

NEC’s Jordan Hall

Rob Kapilow and recent Debut Series artist pianist Orion Weiss take on one of Beethoven’s greatest and most technically challenging piano works, Sonata No. 23, Opus 57, the “Appassionata.” The demonic intensity and daring harmonic sense of this sonata foreshadowed Beethoven’s so-called second creative period. Kapilow and Weiss’s descriptions, dissections, and insights will culminate in a full performance of this magnificent sonata.

Performance program:
Demonstration and illustration, 60 minutes
Intermission, 15 minutes
Performance of full piece, approx. 24 minutes
Question and Answer, approx. 20 minutes

What Makes it Great? is sponsored by

NEC’s Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough Street, Boston