Sonata Form Redux

October 13, 2017, 10:00 pm

David Maslanka died in August 2017

Sonata form is one of the oldest composition structures in classical music but it’s being rediscovered, and in many cases re-purposed, by contemporary composers. What is the lasting appeal? We’ll play music by four composers looking to the past for formal inspiration.

Music

Piano Quintet, mvt. I, by Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès, piano; Arditti Quartet: Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan, violin; Ralf Ehlers, viola; Lucas Fels, cello

Camille for Sax and Piano, mvt. I, by David Maslanka
Stephen Jordheim, alto saxophone; Christina Dahl, piano

2, by Keeril Makan
Either/Or Ensemble: Jennifer Choi, violin; David Shively, percussion

Piano Quintet, by Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès, piano; Arditti Quartet: Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan, violin; Ralf Ehlers, viola; Lucas Fels, cello