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Homage to David Tudor - Recreation of combined programmes of avant-garde pianist David Tudor, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford

Pace, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-0047-9379 (2017). Homage to David Tudor - Recreation of combined programmes of avant-garde pianist David Tudor, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford Oxford University. *

Abstract

The pianist and composer David Tudor (1926-96) played a vital role in the history of post-war modern music, developing a whole performance practice, in many cases practically from scratch, for ferociously demanding works which presented new types of pianistic and intellectual challenges. His role as performer and advocate of all of the works in this programme cannot be underestimated; those who have taken up the works since (including myself) will always be in his debt to varying degrees. Tudor played Boulez’s Second Sonata and the world premiere of Cage’s Music of Changes (and other works) at a concert on January 1st, 1952 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, and the inclusion of both these works here is an attempt to render today something of what that experience might have been like.

Publication Type: Performance
Publisher Keywords: David Tudor; Pierre Boulez; John Cage; Stefan Wolpe; Morton Feldman; Franco Evangelisti
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Music
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22326
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