Recitals Series

Rudolf Buchbinder

Bach and Beethoven according to Buchbinder

 

Rudolf Buchbinder is one of the legendary artists of our time. His piano playing is an unparalleled fusion of the authority of a career spanning more than 60 years with spirit and spontaneity. His renditions are celebrated worldwide for their intellectual depth and musical freedom.

Biography


Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Rudolf Buchbinder is one of the legendary artists of our time. His piano playing is an unparalleled fusion of the authority of a career spanning more than 60 years with spirit and spontaneity. His renditions are celebrated worldwide for their intellectual depth and musical freedom.

Particularly his renditions of Ludwig van Beethoven’s works are considered to be exemplary. He has performed the 32 piano sonatas cyclically all over the world more than 50 times and developed the rendition history of these works over decades. He was the first pianist to play all Beethoven sonatas at the Salzburg Festival over a festival summer. A live recording is available on DVD.

On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, in the 2019/20 season the Wiener Musikverein is dedicating its own cycle of the five Beethoven piano concertos to Rudolf Buchbinder. He plays these as a soloist with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig under Gewandhaus music director Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Riccardo Muti and with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under their chief conductors Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Christian Thielemann.

Another première will also be the focus of the Beethoven Year 2020. Based on Beethoven’s famous Diabelli Variations Op. 120, a series of new Diabelli Variations is being created on the initiative of Rudolf Buchbinder. As a co-production of various international organisers, the commission was awarded to eleven leading contemporary composers.

In 2019, Rudolf Buchbinder became an exclusive artist of Deutsche Grammophon. Numerous award-winning recordings document his career.

Rudolf Buchbinder is an honorary member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the first soloist to be awarded the Goldene Ehrennadel by the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Buchbinder attaches great importance to source research. His private music collection comprises 39 complete editions of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano sonatas as well as an extensive archive of first prints, original editions and copies of the piano scores of both piano concertos by Johannes Brahms. 

He has been the artistic director of the Grafenegg Festival since its foundation in 2007. Today, Grafenegg is one of the most influential orchestral festivals in Europe.

Two books by Rudolf Buchbinder have been published so far, his autobiography “Da Capo” and “Mein Beethoven – Leben mit dem Meister”.

Informations


Maison symphonique de Montréal

Thursday February 6, 2020, 8 PM

Cancellation
PIANIST RUDOLF BUCHBINDER
MUST CANCEL HIS RECITAL

Montreal, January 31, 2020 ▪ Pro Musica regrets to announce that for health reasons, Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is forced to cancel his recital on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Maison symphonique presented in collaboration with the OSM.

If you obtained your tickets through Pro Musica, we invite you to contact us at 514‑845‑0532 for a free exchange or refund of your tickets, whichever you choose.

Holders who purchased their tickets through the OSM will be able to exchange their tickets free of charge or be reimbursed by contacting the OSM’s customer service at 514 842-9951
or 1 888 842-9951.

Pro Musica and the OSM would like to apologize to ticket holders and its clientele for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

 

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Program


S. Bach, English Suite no. 3, in G minor, BWV 808
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B-flat major, D. 960

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