Anna Maria McElwain – clavichord (Finland)
Although the piano is often considered one of the most typical vessels for Beethoven’s music, in the composer’s lifetime the clavichord was still widely used both by teachers and composers, as well as found in ordinary homes. Beethoven’s keyboard sonatas op. 1 to 31 are very well suited for clavichord, as they fit well into its five octavas and are composed in clear classical style. In today’s concert, a selection of Beethoven’s sonatas will be performed on the typical instrument at the time of their creation, thus offering a fresh angle to the listener.