Tufts University Department of Music Presents Sonatas and Fantasias: Crossing Genres, Featuring Stefania Neonato, Fortepianist
The Tufts University Department of Music presents a performance by Stefania Neonato on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center.
Stefania Neonato, award-winning fortepianist, presents a concert of sonatas and fantasias at Tufts. The program explores piano music at the turn of the 19th century with particular reference to the relationship between Sonatas and Fantasies, two genres that represented opposite ideas during the second half of the 18th century but eventually merged together during the 19th century. The freedom and improvisatory nature of the Fantasy invaded the more structured Sonata, while the Sonata, with its articulation, different movements, and often its own form, influenced the indefiniteness of the Fantasy. Therefore, from different assumptions, Fantasies and Sonatas ended up crossing paths, enriching their respective vocabularies and syntax. The program will be played on a period instrument.
For more information about Stefania Neonato, visit http://www.stefanianeonato.com.
The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.
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