Brentano Quartet
Jonathan Biss, piano

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

A theme of farewell runs through this program—the first of three inquiries on “late style” that PCMS presents over the next four weeks. Beethoven’s farewell is to the piano sonata while Bach’s is to composition and Britten’s to life itself.

Bach: Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 [Sel.]
Kurtág: Játékok, Volume VII, for Piano [Sel.]
Britten: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111

Prior to this concert at 5:30 pm in the Perelman Theater, Gregg Whiteside (morning host on WRTI) will lead a free interdisciplinary panel discussion featuring musicologist Christoph Wolff, music critic Allan Kozinn, writer and thought leader Lewis Lapham, and behavioral scientist Dr. Daniel Gottlieb.  Their discussion will explore the effect that accumulated knowledge and experience has on artistic creation, highlighting the dramatic new directions taken and fresh discoveries made by these great composers while at the height of their creative powers.

pew_logo_color-smallDeparture and Discovery: New Directions at the Apex of Creativity is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.