The American Beethoven Society

  • Trianon Theatre 72 N 5th St San Jose, CA, 95112 United States

Location:  Main Theatre

Mari Kodama - pianist

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in E Major, Opus 109

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in A-flat Major, Opus 110

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in C Minor/Major, Opus 111

TICKETS $100 includes artist reception ($80 tax deduction), $55 ($35 tax deduction), $35, $25

“As had already been the case with the previous volume containing Sonatas nos. 30, 31 & 32, one notes in Opuses 101 and 106 an increased insight in the way Kodama approaches Beethoven’s late sonatas. Over the years she has gone from strength to strength. Contemplation and mature vision have replaced virtuoso passagework. It seems to me as if she lets herself be guided by what she ‘sees’ in her mind, rather than what she hears with her ears. There is no false attempt to impress; she plays Beethoven as if she has become Beethoven. She is in her own cloud and audience does no longer seem to matter. I had a feeling of being privileged to share these moments with her and all that I associate with true and genuine artistry.”

 Adrian Cue, France, Pentatone, on her recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas