German pianist performs next Music Mondays concert

The next Music Mondays concert will feature a German pianist performing masterworks by the great German composers Beethoven and Brahms. Andreas Klein appears at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in King Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

Andreas KleinKlein’s recital at Cornell features Beethoven’s Sonata in D major, Opus 10 No. 3; Debussy’s “Pour le Piano”; Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 3; and Brahms’ Sonata in F minor, Opus 5. Klein created a video focused on the Brahms’ F minor Sonata in which he demonstrates and talks about his approach to producing a typical Brahms sound.

The pianist last appeared in the region to perform the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with Orchestra Iowa at the close of its 2016-2017 season.

Klein’s career as orchestra soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician has taken him to major cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Bern, Leipzig, Dresden, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, and Mexico City. Klein is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a music scholar and producer-recording engineer. He received a doctorate from Rice University and copies of his doctoral dissertation on the Chopin etudes are in the libraries of the Chopin Society in Vienna and in Leipzig as well as downloadable from the Rice University Library.

He divides his time between New York and Berlin.