Wigmore Hall Mondays: David Greilsammer
From Wigmore Hall, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a concert in which Israeli pianist David Greilsammer plays sonatas by Scarlatti on the piano and John Cage on prepared piano.
From Wigmore Hall in London, Israeli pianist David Greilsammer plays sonatas by Scarlatti on the piano, and by John Cage on prepared piano.
Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Scarlatti: Sonatas in D minor K213, D minor Kk141, E major Kk531, B minor Kk27, B minor Kk87, A minor Kk175, E major Kk380, D major Kk492
Cage: Sonatas Nos 14, 13, 11, 1, 12, 16, 5
David Greilsammer (piano & prepared piano)
Israeli pianist David Greilsammer intersperses two composers of highly individualistic and edgy keyboard sonatas. Scarlatti's sonatas, originally written for harpsichord, are among the most inventive, quirky and individualistic works not just of the Baroque era, but in all music; while in John Cage's sonatas for 'prepared piano', an ordinary piano is transformed by introducing objects such as screws, nails and rubbers between the strings to produce surprising new tone colours.