Maria João Pires

Coro Infanto-Juvenil da Universidade de Lisboa

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Over the years, Maria João Pires’ performances at the Grand Auditorium, both in recitals and with orchestra, have proved to be major events in the Portuguese musical calendar. In 2019, responding to her interpretation of Schubert, Público newspaper praised her “restrained tone”, as though sharing with the audience the idea that “in Schubert nothing more is needed, everything is there”. In this special programme, in collaboration with the Youth Choir of the University of Lisbon, the pianist frames Schubert’s “voice” with a very personal light, adding two Beethoven piano sonatas and pieces by Mendelssohn and Pärt.


Program

Maria João Pires Piano
Coro Infanto-Juvenil da Universidade de Lisboa
Erica Mandillo Conductor 

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 31, in A-flat Major, op. 110

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
“Angel Trio” from Elias, op. 70

Franz Schubert
Nacht und Träume, D. 827
An die Musik, D. 547
Du bist die Ruh, D. 776
Salm 23, D. 706

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 32, in C minor, op. 111

Arvo Pärt
Vater Unser


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