On April 27, pianist Piotr Anderszewski performed the music of Beethoven and Janacek in The Greene Space at WQXR.
The Warsaw-born Anderszewski is known for his interpretations of music ranging from Bach to Bartók, Schumann to Chopin, Szymanowski to Janáček. But it's Beethoven in which he's developed a particular acclaim. He launched his career at the 1990 Leeds Piano Competition with a much-discussed performance of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.
Anderszewski has gone on to record a wide repertoire. Of his Beethoven, London's Guardian newspaper recently wrote that "while the A flat Sonata Op. 110 has long been part of Anderszewski’s repertoire, every time he plays it, his performance seems even more coherent, more perfect. It’s an exceptional experience.”
The event is hosted by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest.