Who was that fabulous Russian composer-pianist of German ancestry named Nikolai Metner, and what made him so noteworthy as a creator of piano sonatas? Dear Vienna residents, come and learn more this Thursday, May 19, 2 pm, at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst’s Fanny Hensel hall. I’ll be presenting part of my PhD work in an one-hour talk on Metner’s Sonata Triad, Op. 11, and G minor Sonata, Op. 22. Would be fantastic to have your company. Entrance to the PhD symposium is free.