Piano Weekend 2: Jonathan Powell - Opus Clavicembalisticum | University of Oxford

Piano Weekend 2: Jonathan Powell - Opus Clavicembalisticum

Performing
Jonathan Powell, Alistar Hinton
Event date
Event time
15:30
Venue
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
Event type
Concerts
Event cost
Gallery £15, Stalls £12, Students £12/£5, LIVESTREAM £5 (25% single weekend discount or 40% double weekend discount)
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Opus Clavicembalisticum is perhaps Sorabji’s best known work, even if more talked about than played until the 1980s. Its twelve movements in three parts occupy at least 4¼ hours in performance. Replete with coruscating counterpoint, vehement virtuosity and irrepressible invention, “OC” throws down some of the most hair-raising challenges in the entire piano repertoire. It is without question a milestone in the history of the piano.

FREE refreshments provided before the concert and during the intervals.