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Recital

Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord and fortepianos

J.S. BACH Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
MOZART Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
BEETHOVEN Sonata in C minor, Op. 13, Pathétique
SCHUBERT Andantino from Moments Musicaux, D. 780
Allegretto quasi andantino from Sonata in A minor, D. 537
CLARA SCHUMANN Romance in A minor
MENDELSSOHN Selections from Songs without Words
Three Fantasies or Caprices, Op. 16

Among the most esteemed and sought-after keyboard artists on today’s concert stages, Kristian Bezuidenhout is known for making centuries-old music sparkle and dance as if freshly conceived. The South African-born, London-based artist takes Cal Performances audiences on a special journey through his instrument’s evolution. Moving from the harpsichord to the fortepiano—the gloriously idiosyncratic ancestor of the modern piano—Bezuidenhout performs a sequence of carefully chosen works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Clara Schumann, and Mendelssohn. “The listener is drawn in by the myriad subtleties of Bezuidenhout’s playing and by the glorious sounds he draws from his instrument” (Gramophone).

Kristian Bezuidenhout will engage in a post-concert Q&A with Cal Performances executive and artistic director Jeremy Geffen. Free to all ticket holders. 

This event is part of Cal Performances’ Illuminations: “Human and Machine” programming for the 2022–23 season.

This performance is made possible, in part, by Charles and Helene Linker.

Run time for this concert is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes without intermission, but not including any possible encores.

Oct 30, 2022, 3pm
Add to Calendar 10/30/2022 03:00 pm 10/30/2022 04:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord and fortepianos https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/illuminations-human-and-machine/kristian-bezuidenhout-harpsichord-and-fortepianos/ Hertz Hall
Tickets start at $68

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Oct 30, 2022, 3pm
Add to Calendar 10/30/2022 03:00 pm 10/30/2022 04:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord and fortepianos https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/illuminations-human-and-machine/kristian-bezuidenhout-harpsichord-and-fortepianos/ Hertz Hall
Tickets start at $68

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