Ida Pelliccioli –“Beethoven: an example of his inspiration and influences”

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  • Thu 1 Jul 2021 - 7:30 pm


This concert will be dedicated to John Lowles – a great supporter of The Witham. We would like to thank him for his dedication and commitment to The Witham over the years.  

Ida Pelliccioli is an italo-croatian pianist who grew up in France. Her multicultural background often shows in her choice of repertoire, as well as her interest in contemporary music and her interest in collaborating with young composers. The programmes that she will present in her 2020-2021 season are built around these lines as well as the will to bring to the audience some less played and forgotten pieces.

C.P.E. Bach – Sonata in E minor, Wq 52/6, H129
Beethoven – Sonata No.12in A flat Major, Op. 26
Schubert – Impromptu Op.142 (D.935) No. 2 and Impromptu Op. 142(D.935) No. 3
Prokofiev – Dumka

The central element of this programme is Beethoven. Like all pianists of the  late 18th century, Beethoven was raised on the  sonatas and teachings of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the chief exponent of “expressive” music at a time when music was regarded as the art of pleasing  sounds. These  sonatas, with their quirks of rhythms and harmony and their occasional wordless  recitative, were equally familiar to Haydn and Mozart; but in Beethoven they evoked a much readier response, not only for reasons of temperament but also because of the intellectual climate in which he himself was reared. The sharp conflicts of mood that characterise the sonatas of C.P.E. Bach appear much more powerfully in Beethoven.

This concert is planned to be socially distanced. If at the time government guidance has changed, we will release more tickets. 

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