Maria João Pires

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January 1970

Maria João Pires returns to offer us a wonderful gift: a recital at the Teatro Real. For this occasion, she has prepared an extraordinary program with Beethoven's Sonata no. 32, the last one composed by the composer and his final farewell to the piano, and Chopin's Nocturnos, whose recording was one of the best-selling and projected it to the celebrity. 


Program and cast

Beethoven, Sonata for piano no. 32 in C minor, op. 111

Chopin, 3 Nights, op. 9              

            2 Nights, op. 27

            Night No. 19 in E minor, op. post.

            2 Waltzes, op. post. 69

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