Ludwig van Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and immediately began to attract notice, first as a bold an original
pianist, legendary for his improvisations and notable for the new life that he poured into the genre of the solo
piano sonata. The distinguished fortepianist, Trudelies Leonhardt, presents a programme of four of Beethoven’s
sonatas that span much of his career: from 1796 (op. 49, no. 2) to 1821 (op. 110). She uses an original fortepiano
by Benignus Seidner, Vienna, c. 1815.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performing artists: Trudelies Leonhardt
December 5, 2014