7.7.2023, London: Abgeschiedenheit – Mark Knoop Klavier

st mary at hill
lovat lane
london ec3r 8ee

This programme was curated around a performance of Erik Satie’s Socrate, still rarely heard, an unostentatious yet singular and unique work. Continuing the interior quietude with Walter Zimmermann’s Abgeschiedenheit, music of solitude and seclusion, followed by Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No.4 from 1957, the contemplative spare quiet lines of a creative isolation, and ending the programme with the defiant concrete blocks of her Piano Sonata No.6 (1986).

Pre-concert event 18:30:
Bea Redweik
Songs as Process (2021– )
Concert 19:30:
Erik Satie
Socrate (1918)
Walter Zimmermann
Abgeschiedenheit (1982)
Galina Ustvolskaya
Piano Sonata No.4 (1957)
Piano Sonata No.6 (1986)
Juliet Fraser voice
Mark Knoop piano