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      October 14, 2018

      Sunday   4:00 PM

      1600 21st Street Northwest
      Washington, District of Columbia 20009

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      Paavali Jumppanen

      Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen has attracted international attention for his performances of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas and has recorded the complete cycle for the Ondine label as well as giving concerts at venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Jumppanen has also made a special study of French music, ranging from Debussy to Pierre Boulez (whose three Sonatas he recorded after working on them with the composer himself). In the first half of this concert, he plays Book I of Debussy’s Préludes, 12 pieces evoking different times, places, and sensations, from Ancient Greece to modern Spain, from Arctic cold to a legendary sunken cathedral, and from the “sounds and perfumes” of the evening to the touching simplicity of “The girl with the flaxen hair.” His program ends with the grandest and mightiest of Beethoven’s solo piano works: the Hammerklavier Sonata about which Alfred Brendel wrote that “even today, this work shows up the outer limits of what a composer of sonatas can accomplish.”

      Cost: Payment required - 45.00

      Categories: Performing Arts

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