Oct 21, 2012. Martin Oei gave a great world premiere concert in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in a sold out concert hall. The reconstruction of the Beethoven Fantasia Sonata was very well received by the audience.
Cees Nieuwenhuizen opens the concert
Martin Oei concentrating at the beginning of the concert
Cees Nieuwenhuizen explained the history of the Fantasia Sonata in D. Nieuwenhuizen showed the original Beethoven sketches from the Kafka Sketbooks and explained how he reconstructed the work. Nieuwenhuizen: "Of course I had to compose-in, as I call it, some missing things, but this piece is almost entirely Beethoven"
At the end of the concert famous pianist Daniel Wayenberg (born 1929 in Paris) who attended the concert gave an encore (Rachmaninov quatre mains) with 'his young friend' Martin Oei. Wayenberg received the first copy of the reconstruction in a beautiful hard cover edition. Wayenberg: "The Beethoven Fantasia Sonata in D from 1792 was well reconstructed by Cees Nieuwenhuizen. It is a great work that deserves to be promoted and performed on stage."