Only Sound in Sight

Nobuyuki Tsujii piano, Katrine Gislinge piano, Esbjerg Ensemble

Only Sound in Sight

Nobuyuki Tsujii piano, Katrine Gislinge piano, Esbjerg Ensemble

The Moonlight Sonata in twilight – an event that looks like a thought. When the player is out of vision, the experience becomes quite different. Try it yourself!

The first of the concert’s three Beethoven sonatas is performed in subdued light, the second in a dark hall by Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, blind from birth.

The concert opens with the Moonlight Sonata, composed as early as 1801 and with the famous melancholic melody that makes us lift off the ground. The Waldstein Sonata is completely different, musical dynamite from Beethoven’s middle period and breathtakingly virtuosic!

A composer’s life in three sonatas reach its end with Piano Sonata No 31, composed during the sickness year of 1821, when Beethoven was bedridden with both rheumatic fever and jaundice. This remarkable and transcendental sonata is performed in subdued light with Katrine Gislinge at the piano.

The piano sonatas are woven together by chamber music with musicians from the multi-faceted Esbjerg Ensemble.

A part of Point Music Festival

The Gothenburg Concert Hall will be occupied by Point Music Festival 15-18 may. Join the exploration journey with open minds for unforgettable world-class music experiences! Pick one of the concerts or select several favorites and get 15% discount.

Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.


Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight"
15 min

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 21 "Waldstein"
23 min

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31
18 min


Esbjerg Ensemble

Katrine Gislinge piano

Nobuyuki Tsujii piano

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