BMC Chamber Music Series presents pianist Jonathan Biss

BRATTLEBORO — On Friday, Jan. 10, the Brattleboro Music Center's Chamber Music Series presents acclaimed American pianist Jonathan Biss.

Lauded by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the most thoughtful and technically accomplished pianists of the younger generation,” Biss has embarked on an ambitious project to record the complete cycle of Beethoven's 32 sonatas.

“His journey will be well worth following,” said a New York Times reviewer in 2012, and Brattleboro's audience will get the chance to do so live when the intrepid pianist performs two of the sonatas from the cycle, including the “Waldstein,” in a recital with works by Brahms, Chopin, and György Kurtág.

Biss will perform the same program at Carnegie Hall the following week.

He writes about his recording project - it'll span nine discs over nine years - and his relationship with Beethoven's music more generally in “Beethoven's Shadow,” an essay published electronically by RosettaBooks as an Amazon Kindle Single, available at

In the 2013-2014 season, Biss's orchestral engagements include the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the San Antonio Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, NDR Hannover, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Leipzig Gewandhaus.

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