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Late Style – Imogen Cooper

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Kings Place: Hall One90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
On Sunday 28 October 2018 at 19:30
Imogen CooperPiano

What effect do years of composing and life experience have on creativity? In a special recital for Time UnwrappedImogen Cooper surveys works of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert.

Haydn’s final sonatas engage with the sonorous new Broadwood pianos he encountered in London, which expanded his range while allowing his subversive streak free rein. In his final sonatas, Beethoven abandoned Classical conventions, turning time back on itself, combining unbridled emotion with archaic technique, forging radical new forms. His radiant Op. 110 sonata is prefaced here by Ades’s exploration of Dowland’s tormented plea for death. The first of Schubert’s audacious late sonatas, written in the final year of his life, offers overwhelming darkness and visionary intensity.

This event is part of the Time Unwrapped 2018 at Kings Place. 

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