Oxford Beethoven Festival: Martha Argerich & Stephen Kovacevich

Sunday, 14 June 2020 - 19:30


Sheldonian Theatre

About the event

Programme to include


Five Variations in G major, K. 501


Große Fuge in B flat major, Op. 134 (for Four Hands)


En blanc et noir, L. 134

Lindaraja, L. 103

Prélude à l’apres midi d’un faune, L. 86 (arr. for Two Pianos)

Martha Argerich piano

Stephen Kovacevich piano

Two titans of the piano, Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich, come to the Sheldonian Theatre for a piano duo programme pivoting on Beethoven’s extraordinary Grosse Fuge Op. 134 – the colossus that once ended the composer’s thirteenth string quartet and is heard here in the composer’s own arrangement for two pianists. It is preceded by the heavenly – Mozart’s crystalline G major variations – and followed by the mesmerising – impressionistic piano works by Debussy including the four-hand arrangement of his Prélude à l’apres midi d’un faune.

The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21.30

Tickets: £60.00 £40.00 £30.00 £20.00

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