This afternoon we explore the works of Polish composer Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), who is known for his Webern-inspired works in the 1950s and 60s, as well as his dark, sonorous vocal works in the 1970s and 1980s. We explore both periods of his compositional history.
Welcome to another edition of Afternoon Classical. The Bach hour, as always, begins at 4:30pm. Enjoy the show.
Debashish Bhattacharya: a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy Tonight, November 9, 2012 at 7:30
Holy Trinity Episcopal: 20 Cumming Street, New York, NY 10034
Take the 1 train or A train, and get off at Dyckman Street
A comparison of the parallel journeys of Beethoven and Scriabin, as explored through the lens of the Piano Sonata. Starting with their first sonatas--Beethoven's f minor from 1795 and Scriabin's f minor from 1892--and moving through middle-period works--Beethoven's F-sharp Major from 1809 and Scriabin's F-Sharp Major from 1903--and finally reaching Beethoven's last sonata, the c minor from 1822, and Scriabin's last, the keyless Op. 70 from 1913--we explored questions of inspiration, transformation, and spiritual transcendence.