The passion, intellect, and charisma of Aspen alumnus Conrad Tao will be showcased in this program of shifting musical moods. The Piano Sonata No. 17 from Beethoven’s middle period alternates between storm and calm, as it bridges conventions of the Classical era and the emerging Romantic style that would eventually overtake them. Opening the evening is Jason Eckhardt’s Echoes’ White Veil, inspired by a prose poem by W.S. Merwin, dealing with echoes and silences. Closing the program is Schumann's eight-movement suite Kreisleriana.
JASON ECKARDT: Echoes’ White Veil
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, op. 31, no. 2, “Tempest”
SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana, op. 16
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