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Ashkar Saleem give another concert from the cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas

Pianist Saleem Ashkar next week on Monday, December 12 will perform at St. Agnes Convent with the continuation of the concert cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas named Saleem Ashkar Beethoven Residency. Ashkar is part of Ludwig van Beethoven systematically engaged for several years.

"My love for Beethoven's creation has grown into a personal matter," says Ashkar, who reaps for his interpretation of awards at international scenes. The culmination of his work will release four albums complete Beethoven piano sonatas at the prestigious Decca label. "I'm starting to record the beginning of 2017, the first CD will be released in March and April 2017 next September. It will be two CDs per year, in season 2017-2018 it will therefore be a total of four albums, "says the artist below. Prague audiences a unique opportunity to experience moments of supreme harmony artist with an interpreted work.

During the second evening of Beethoven concert series will be performed Ashkar Saleem Sonata no. 5 in C minor Sonata no. 16 in G Major Sonata no. 11 in B flat major and Sonata no. 15 in D major, "Pastoral". Ashkar Saleem sounds at St. Agnes Convent again grand piano D 282, the flagship of the renowned firm C. Bechstein, which Ashkar Saleem cycle of Beethoven Residency in cooperation with the National Gallery. Other concerts of the cycle will take place on February 6 and April 3 next year.

For Ashkar is Beethoven's musical revolutionary and visionary at the same time: "I was next to play also examine the context in which the work was written - as was perceived as Beethoven times and how later." For the concert series, which began with a successful concert in early October, Ashkar handpicked A total of 17 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. When other evenings, visitors can enjoy the Sonata no. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" Sonata no. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique", but also many less frequented works of the great genius.

Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the first composers consciously socially and politically engaged and their work and their position in society understood as a social and political statement. By opting for a permanent position at court, proved himself as a rebel, his music has fascinated and worried at the same time. Beethoven during his life in a time span of almost 30 years between 1793 to 1822 he composed a total of 32 tracks fascinating insider piano, where we find the bridge from Classicism to Romanticism, the period of reflection and the author's eventful life. Full integration into the concert programs of the piano sonatas much later after his death, after the improvement of instrumental technique and new generations of piano virtuosos of the 19th century. Ashkar Saleem is a worthy successor to this tradition in the 21st century. The cycle of Beethoven sonatas introduced Ashkar Saleem summer at several concerts in Israel and in the current season with him next to Prague she performs at the Konzerthaus Berlin and at the Morgenland Festival in Osnabrück.

Israeli-Palestinian native of Nazareth, Ashkar Saleem emerged as a talented young man of seventeen Zubin Mehta and already in just 22 years made his debut at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and ranked among the most outstanding pianists today. The respected London magazine Gramophone value of one the most distinctive pianists of the contemporary world scene by saying, "... personifies the essence of art. His performances are the best you can offer today. "

Ashkar Saleem
is a frequent guest of the world's major orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Filarmonica de La Scala, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg. He regularly performs at venues with big names such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Fabio Luisi, Lawrence Foster, Philippe Jordan, Nikolaj Znaider, or our Jakub Hrůša. From 2013 recording for Decca. Saleem's ambassador to the Music Fund (, which supports the development of musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries. BBC Music's sparkling talent aptly describes "... in his speech are in absolute harmony, clarity, punch, lyricism and energetic enthusiasm. Every note is crystal clear, every final experience full of energy. "

Source: tz

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