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Musical Club of Hartford

4/20/2023: Musical Exploration - Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata

What can we learn about Beethoven's 'New Path' from his "Tempest" Sonata?

Join pianist Lois Shapiro for an interdisciplinary study and performance of Beethoven's enigmatic Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, known as "The Tempest".

Braving the waves, we will enter the early 19th-century world of artistic fervor known as Romanticism; and consider the then-nascent notions of organicism, the Sublime, and the fascination with the Self as we explore this iconic work.