Jun 24, 2022 7:30 pm
Tempo and Tempi
Conway Hall, London, United Kingdom/More Info

Tempo e Tempi focuses on the music of Elliott Carter, putting it in relationship with Beethoven’s last two piano sonatas. If at a first glance (or better, listen) the two composers can sound worlds apart, we can nonetheless trace many threads tying them: the idea of the fantasy, central to many of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and evident here in Op.110; the intrinsically dramatic character of their music; the tempo transformations and prolations; the idea of deriving an organic form from seemingly contrasting sections.