Hammerklavier

Hammerklavier
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Los Angeles, CA
Runtime
00:43:48

In 2001, Tharp revised Grosse Sonate, converting the quartet into a sextet and retitling the work Hammerklavier. Though much of the original material was maintained, the addition of new dancers provided Tharp with additional choreographic options. 

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    A screen capture showing Demidenko (in foreground) and dancers during a studio showing. ©Twyla Tharp
Video Description

Company dancers in a studio showing.

Full music program

Hammerklavier, or, Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

1. Allegro
2. Scherzo: Assai vivace
3. Adagio sostenuto
4. Introduzione: Largo - Fuga: Allegro risoluto

Music details
Music track
webmusic-grossesonate.mp3
Audio sample

Scherzo: Assai vivace
Performed by Maurizzio Pollini

Hammerklavier (premiere) - Junk Duet - Westerly Round (premiere) | Twyla Tharp Dance
Ahmanson Theatre
Los Angeles, CA