Richard Valitutto performs piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Julius Eastman, Linda Catlin Smith, George Walker, and a new work premiere of his own. Join him live on YouTube for the premiere on December 12 at 3pm here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAGxEa8ErQXBZ_mBHPwCvaA.
The recital goes live at 8pm here: https://youtu.be/ibcNzHB0tao. Scroll down this post for program and notes.
Xak Bjerken reencounters the first piece of “new” music he ever played—Ulysses Kay’s Four Inventions—and, after seeking the manuscript in the libraries of Columbia University, finds four more unpublished ones. Hear his performance of them all and conversation with Kay’s daughter Virginia here.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel our festival planned for September, Beyond Beethoven: 2020-1770. But stay tuned as we transform elements from it festival into a series of online performances, talks, and interviews!