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Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

For Connoisseurs and Aficionados

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo c-Moll Wq 59/4

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ricercare a 3 (Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fragment einer Suite C-Dur KV 385i

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Menuett D-Dur KV 576b

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Gigue G-Dur KV 574

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio C-Dur KV 617a für Glasharmonika

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate e-Moll Wq 59/1

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo G-Dur Wq 59/2

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate G-Dur Wq 55/6

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonate c-Moll KV 457
Laeiszhalle · Hamburg Tickets

The South African Kristian Bezuidenhout, born in 1979, is best known as a specialist in historical keyboard instruments. He began playing the »normal« modern piano, but soon realised that he could highlight the different parts of left and right hand in classical sonatas in a much more transparent way on a period pianoforte. The greatest difference is in the action of the keys and the development of the sound: Every position and every register on a period instrument has a different quality of sound. Much of what Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote at the end of the 18th century in his piano method »An Essay on the True Art of playing Keyboard Instruments« applies to the instruments of his own time. Bezuidenhout will show this in his recital of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach´s sonatas and rondos, a Ricercare of Bach´s father and a selection of works by Mozart, including the unusual Adagio in C Major for glass harmonica.

Funded by the Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.


Kristian Bezuidenhout | pianoforte


Instrumental music
Music for keyboard instruments solo (harpsichord/piano/organ)