Stubborn Student

Stubborn Student is the name of a series of programmes based on the common grounds between Haydn and Beethoven. Beethoven played at the German premiere of Haydn’s “Sieben letzten Worte” as a 16-year-old viola player. He was already starting to make a name for himself in Bonn, primarily as an amazingly virtuoso pianist. But he also composed. We will hear a youthful piano quartet and the violin sonata by Mozart, which he used as an example. Furthermore, a moving song that Schubert in his turn based on that sonata by Mozart. Composers standing on each other’s shoulders.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C-sharp major, BWV 848 from WTC

Glenn Gould, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Quartet No. 1 in E-flat major, WoO 36

Van Swieten Society


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for piano and violin in G major. KV 379

Cédric Tiberghien, piano

Alina Ibragimova, violin


Franz Schubert: Im Frühling D major 882

Ian Bostridge, tenor

Julius Drake, piano



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