photo by Andrew Hurlbut
Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Pianist Victor Rosenbaum, a member of the NEC faculty for 45 years and former chair of both the Piano and Chamber Music departments, has taught and performed in many countries of the world and is renowned for his Schubert and Beethoven recordings. From 1985 to 2001 he was also Director and President of the Longy School of Music.
If you're familiar with Rosenbaum's Beethoven and Schubert recordings, here's a chance to hear him in repertoire that he has not yet committed to recording. Rosenbaum will be showcasing his Beethoven and Schubert finesse as he performs Beethoven’s Bagatelles, Op. 126 and Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 22, plus Schubert’s Four Impromptus, Op. 142.
Beethoven composed the Sonata in B-flat Major during his Early Period in 1800, while the Bagatelles were composed in 1825, and are the final piano works he composed.
Schubert’s Impromptus, Op. 142 are the second half of a series of eight pieces composed in 1827, but the Impromptus Rosenbaum will play were not published until after Schubert’s death.