Brahms’ monumental Sonata in F minor is one of the pinnacles of the Romantic piano repertoire in terms of both its beauty and its technical difficulty: it is almost beyond belief that Brahms was only 20 years old when he composed this five-movement work. Inspired by the great Beethoven sonatas and written under the personal influence of Schumann, the work is the last in a series of piano sonatas, for Brahms would never again tackle this genre. The Three Intermezzi and the series of Six Piano Pieces were composed at the opposite end of his career: these style pieces, regarded as among the finest creations of the late Romantic period, are captivatingly colourful statements of the older Brahms in a mood which is touchingly personal. Bálint Zsoldos was born in Budapest in 1977. At the age of just ten, he was admitted to the preparatory classes of the Liszt Academy of Music, from which he eventually earned his diploma in 2002. As a soloist and chamber musician, he is a frequent fixture on both the Hungarian and international concert scenes, and has performed in numerous concert halls in Europe, among them the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Teatro Bibiena in Mantua and the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow. As a soloist he has worked with a host of renowned conductors, including Zoltán Kocsis, Yuri Simonov and Tamás Vásáry. In July 2011, he played Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 to great success at the opening concert of the Warsaw Summer Festival, and he has made numerous recordings both at home and abroad.
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