The Tenerife Auditorium is offering next Tuesday, 11 April, (19.30), Bach, Beethoven and Prokofiev, a concert by the Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva which explores the keyboard music of these three composers. Tickets, at a general price of 15 euros, are already available, as well as discounts for under 30s, students, unemployed and large families.
The programme will begin with a Prussian sonata by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, considered the father of the classical sonata, whose keyboard compositions cover practically his entire career. During the second half of the 18th century, the sonic and technical mutation caused by the transition from the harpsichord to the pianoforte via the clavichord called for a transformation in keyboard writing, which was carried out by the fifth of Johann Sebastian’s sons.
Although he never abandoned the tradition of his progenitor, he was able to find his own compositional path. Created in Berlin, his Prussian sonatas blend tradition and new formulas, and, while retaining influences from Italian music, are built on a three-movement pattern.
The next great revolution of the pianoforte and the piano, already as the beginning of the instrument we know today, was made possible by Ludwig van Beethoven’s giant leap in his keyboard writing. His 32 sonatas trace an immense and continuous trajectory in the composer’s life. Among them, the eighth, called Pathetique (a name that was not given by the Bonn composer), is the work that marks the peak of his piano production until 1800. Later, in 1809, he created his Fantasie in G minor op. 77. Its character is that of a brilliant improvisation, a free work including a theme with variations. Both will close the first part of the concert.
Two very different scores by Sergey Prokofiev occupy the second: 10 piano pieces and Sonata No. 4. Prokofiev, one of the great piano revolutionaries, contributed a new aesthetic language of great harmonic and rhythmic richness. The 10 piano pieces, written between 1906 and 1913, reveal a taste for giving rhythm a special prominence, in addition to his references to pre-classical dances. His fourth sonata, written in 1917, closes his first pre-revolutionary piano period. Unlike the third, which has an exciting and effusive character, this one is more restrained and introspective, being a significant example of the composer’s lyrical, simple and sincere style.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com; at the box office, from Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 17.00, and on Saturday, from 10.00 to 14.00, and by telephone on 902 317 327 during the same hours.
Anna Tsybuleva rose to prominence in 2015, when she won the Leeds International Piano Competition. She has triumphed on such important stages as the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the KKL in Lucerne, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Luxembourg and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.