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BEETHOVEN IN WORDS AND MUSIC | ROLAND PÖNTINEN
In May 2015 Roland Pöntinen played the tenth and last concert of a series with the complete sonatas by Beethoven at Kulturhuset Ytterjärna, outside Stockholm. As a sequel to this large scale project Pöntinen now presents selections from the 32 sonatas together with Åke Holmquist, author of the much praised Beethoven-Biografin, published by Albert Bonnier publishing house in 2012. In these programs Holmquist gives an engaging portrait of Beethoven as a man and composer and how his work is related to political, social, philosophical and musical currents of his time. Together with Pöntinen’s interpretations the aim is, apart from presenting …