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Martin Schwab, Foto: Stefan Schmidt

Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (A pilgrimage to Beethoven) I
Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

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A whimsical journey in pursuit of virtuosity Florian Krumpöck plays two of Beethoven’s best-known piano sonatas, the “Pathétique” and “The Tempest”. And Martin Schwab reads the text by Richard Wagner that gave this cycle its name. “Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven” depicts an imaginary pilgrimage by Wagner to Vienna, to meet his most revered role-model. Wagner heard Beethoven’s only opera “Fidelio” at the age of sixteen. He decided there and then to become a musician. The two composers never actually met, since Wagner was just fourteen years old when Beethoven died in 1827. But both are now seen as perhaps the greatest musical revolutionaries of their age.

Richard Wagner: Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (A pilgrimage to Beethoven)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata No. 17 in D minor, “The Tempest”, Op. 31.2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata No. 8 in C minor, “Pathétique”, Op. 13

Tickets: Band A €38/ B €33/ C €28; box seats €48; Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

 

  • Recitation: Martin Schwab
  • Piano: Florian Krumpöck