Beethoven: the late piano sonatas (Mark Mazullo, Piano) Program 1 of 2

3:00 PM  - 4:30 PM
Sunday Feb 3, 2019
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Music Building

Beethoven’s visionary late music explores uncharted emotional and intellectual territory. His last five piano sonatas are a coming to terms with life’s big questions--of death and transcendence, childhood and memory, love and loss, physical pain and recovery. Enjoy the opportunity to experience these masterworks of the piano repertory live, performed on two consecutive Sunday afternoons in the superb acoustics of Macalester College’s Mairs Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.

Mark Mazullo is Professor of Music at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. He is the author of the book Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues: contexts, style, performance (Yale University Press, 2010), as well as essays that have appeared in The Yale Review, Music & Literature The Musical Quarterly, Popular Music, and American Music. As a pianist, his recent performances have included solo recitals at the Mendelssohn-Remise in Berlin, Germany and the National Museum of Colombia in Bogota. The recipient of Macalester College’s 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, Mazullo is known for his broad range of courses, which include the seminars Late Beethoven, Music and Freedom, and Musical Fictions. He is also a popular pre-concert lecturer for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Schubert Club.


Sunday, February 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

  • Sonata in A Major, Opus 101
  • Sonata in E Major, Opus 109
  • Sonata in A-flat Major, Opus 110

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

  • Sonata in B-flat Major, Opus 106
  • Sonata in C Minor, Opus 111


This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Admission: free

Sponsored By: Music

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