Tippett/Beethoven Series

Sunday 8 July 2018, 10am – 6pm
City Lit, 1—10 Keeley St, London, WC2B 4BA

Tippett Day: a celebration of the life and work of Sir Michael Tippett on the 20th anniversary of his death, focusing on the composer’s piano music and his intense relationship to the music of Beethoven.


10am – 1pm Talks and Panel Discussion

10am Welcome – Julian Jacobson, Chairman BPSE

10.05am Oliver Soden: ‘Tippett – The Piano Sonatas in Context’

10.45am Christopher Mark: ‘Tippett against Beethoven’

11.30am Break

11.40am Andrew Ball and Meirion Bowen in Conversation with Julian Jacobson:‘Reflections on Tippett’s Piano Music’

12.00pm Panel: ‘Tippett, his piano music, and his relationship to Beethoven’
Andrew Ball, Meirion Bowen, Julian Jacobson, Christopher Mark, William Mival, Oliver Soden

1pm Lunch

1.45pm – 5.15pm Piano Masterclass
Professor Andrew Ball, former Head of Keyboard Studies at the RCM. Participants
include Ruth Hopkins (soprano) and Duncan Appleby (piano) performing ‘The Heart’s Assurance‘ and three of the four pianists who are playing in the BPSE concert series at St. James’s Piccadilly in August: Yuki Negishi, Julian Trevelyan and Thomas Ang.

1.45pm Piano Masterclass, Part 1

3.15pm Coffee/Tea Break

3.45pm Piano Masterclass, Part 2

5.15pm Closing thoughts, Julian Jacobson

Tickets for full day of events: £15, £10 BPSE/EPTA/ISM, £5 Students
Cash on the door

We would greatly appreciate it if you could RSVP with us at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beethoven-piano-society-of-europe-presents-a-tippett-study-day-tickets-47581672062


The concert series will survey the four piano sonatas of Tippett, each coupled with a Beethoven piano sonata and other pieces by various composers.

Entry to all concerts is free with a collection.

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 1.10pm

Yuki Negishi, piano

Beethoven Sonata No.17, in D minor, Op.31 No.2, “Tempest
Tippett Sonata No.2 (1962)
Chopin Ballad No.3, in Ab, Op.47
Kapustin Prelude Op.53 No.5
Kapustin Concert Etude Op.40 No.1, Prelude

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 1.10pm

Julian Trevelyn, piano

William Byrd Sellinger’s Round
Beethoven Sonata No.31, in Ab, Op.110
Tippett Sonata No.1 (1936–8)

Wednesday 15 August 2018, 1.10pm

Lee Jae Phang, piano

Beethoven Sonata No.10, in G, Op.14 No.2
Debussy Hommage à Rameau, from Images Book 1
Debussy Les collines d’Anacapri, from Préludes Book 1
Tippett Sonata No. 3 (1972–3)

Wednesday 22 August 2018, 1.10pm

Thomas Ang, piano

Beethoven/Liszt Adelaide
Beethoven/Tausig Cavatina from String Quartet Op.130
Tippett Sonata No.4 (1983–4)

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