Works
 

Hammerklavier

Description

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. 

Photos

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

Video

Company dancers in a studio showing.
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Music

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

Audio Sample: 

Scherzo: Assai vivace
Performed by Maurizzio Pollini

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
June 23, 2001
Notes:

Additional performance on June 24, 2001
Works on this program: Hammerklavier (premiere), Junk Duet, Westerly Round (premiere)