Musical exchange and fantasy form are the inspirations for a program of preludes, fantasies, and other short works by nine composers spanning half a millennium. Two new commissions by Anthony Cheung and Christopher Cerrone fantasize on one another’s musical ideas, and Schumann is the inspiration for Augusta Read Thomas’ Morse Code Fantasy, introduced by an “unmeasured” prelude by Louis Couperin and a miniature by Gyorgy Ligeti.
Ligeti – Musica Ricercata no. 1
Christopher Cerrone – Passagework (West Coast Premiere)
L. Couperin – Unmeasured Prelude in F
Anthony Cheung – Holding Patterns (World Premiere)
Augusta Read Thomas – Morse Code Fantasy/Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6, iii.
Timo Andres – How Can I Live in Your World of Ideas?
Kaija Saariaho – Ballade (2006)
Schumann – Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 Warum?
Beethoven – Sonata Op. 27 no. 1 in E flat major ‘Quasi una Fantasia’
Supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.