David Greilsammer swivelled from one piano to another, alternating between Domenico Scarlatti’s 18th century sonatas and John Cage’s 20th century avant garde compositions, in his Hong Kong concert. After playing each piece he threw the score onto the stage. Photo: Kenny Cheung / Premiere Performances of Hong Kong David Greilsammer swivelled from one piano to another, alternating between Domenico Scarlatti’s 18th century sonatas and John Cage’s 20th century avant garde compositions, in his Hong Kong concert. After playing each piece he threw the score onto the stage. Photo: Kenny Cheung / Premiere Performances of Hong Kong
David Greilsammer swivelled from one piano to another, alternating between Domenico Scarlatti’s 18th century sonatas and John Cage’s 20th century avant garde compositions, in his Hong Kong concert. After playing each piece he threw the score onto the stage. Photo: Kenny Cheung / Premiere Performances of Hong Kong

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Recital of Scarlatti and John Cage piano sonatas by David Greilsammer throws up intriguing questions

  • The Israeli pianist alternates between sonatas by Scarlatti and 20th century composer John Cage, the latter played on a prepared piano
  • The recital invites the audience to look for similarities between the two composers’ work, and indeed there are some

Topic |   Classical music
David Greilsammer swivelled from one piano to another, alternating between Domenico Scarlatti’s 18th century sonatas and John Cage’s 20th century avant garde compositions, in his Hong Kong concert. After playing each piece he threw the score onto the stage. Photo: Kenny Cheung / Premiere Performances of Hong Kong David Greilsammer swivelled from one piano to another, alternating between Domenico Scarlatti’s 18th century sonatas and John Cage’s 20th century avant garde compositions, in his Hong Kong concert. After playing each piece he threw the score onto the stage. Photo: Kenny Cheung / Premiere Performances of Hong Kong
David Greilsammer swivelled from one piano to another, alternating between Domenico Scarlatti’s 18th century sonatas and John Cage’s 20th century avant garde compositions, in his Hong Kong concert. After playing each piece he threw the score onto the stage. Photo: Kenny Cheung / Premiere Performances of Hong Kong
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