Martin Stadtfeld

Sunday matinee

A matinee featuring Bach and Chopin, Brahms and Wagner, Beethoven and Stadtfeld: the latter pairing is especially engaging, since the pianist himself has composed a fantasy on a sketch by the young Beethoven. The secret conversation, the moment of fulfillment that is immortalized in Albumblatt form the essence of this program. Character pieces framed by Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata and music by Bach. Sketches, monologues, and snapshots inspired by Bach's preludes and intended by the Romantics to contrast with Beethoven's expansive architectures. A program for the desert island, skilfully put together by Stadtfeld.


Martin Stadtfeld
Fantasy on a Sketch by Beethoven

Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1 – 8 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. I

Frédéric Chopin
Etudes, op. 10, Nos. 1 – 7

Richard Wagner
Albumblatt für Frau Betty Schott

Johannes Brahms
Three Intermezzi, op. 117

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in F minor, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)


Martin Stadtfeld Piano