9.30 – St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Church service with guest Tillmann Höfs – Horn (Hitzacker Summer Music Festival)
Morning – VERDO Concert Hall
Sir András Schiff – Piano
Category Concert, Tickets
Franz Schubert (1797–1828): Klaviersonaten a-Moll D 845, D-Dur D 850, G-Dur D 894
When the pianist András Schiff, coming in his late twenties from the special Hungarian school of performance (including Ferenc Rados, Pál Kaadosa and György Kurtág), suddenly appeared on the international scene, his Bach performances were celebrated, and his Schubert interpretations were discussed as being “extraordinary”. At first a skeptical, then an impassioned explorer of historical keyboard instruments, he has perfected his ethereal approach to Schubert’s piano universe on a Viennese Bösendorf instrument. Closing this year’s festival, Sir András will play sonatas from 1825 and 1826, demanding as they do a particularly subtle balance of melodic yearning, tonal colors and rhythmic impulses.