JAMES LISNEY Beethoven – The Last Sonatas

James Lisney performs Beethoven's final piano sonatas in aid of Operation Smile UK: a medical charity who provide reconstructive facial surgery for children in over sixty countries. Operation Smile is able to heal children's smiles and bring hope for a better future.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in E major, opus 109
Sonata in A flat major, opus 110
Sonata in C minor, opus 111

British pianist James Lisney enjoys a distinguished reputation for his interpretations of the Viennese classics, performing Beethoven and Schubert cycles in major venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and London's South Bank Centre. In recent seasons he has hosted residencies at New York's Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

“Lisney made of these final sonatas a phoenix, boundlessly expressing a glorious rebirth of Beethoven’s creativity, re-animating the very phrases of his musical processes in all their enchanting, mercurial, forceful, kaleidoscopic variety – brusque and blunt, longing and tender, ineffable and sublime. One felt that all emotions human-beings had ever felt were incomparably here – and, further, some that had been felt only by this extraordinary man and, maybe, just a few others. Lisney gave us a journey of the soul” The Classical Source

1901 Arts Club, Waterloo on Tuesday 8 July 2014
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £15.00*
*booking fee applies