Beethoven A Tempo

Music is an artform that creates a different experience of time. Different ways of timing and different uses of tempo bring out the character of a work in very different ways. A still new research explores tempo in classical music and asks what the understanding of tempo was when a work was composed. Surprising insights come to light.

Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in G minor is the focus of this lunchtime concert. Esther Saladin and I will interpret it inspired by sources from Beethoven’s time. Today’s listening habits are challenged, and it is astonishing how Beethoven’s masterpiece gains in drama and expression…

St. Laurenzen Church, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Photo: Heidy Lang