Recital of Scarlatti and John Cage piano sonatas by David Greilsammer throws up intriguing questions

Place two objects side by side, invite comparison, and connections will invariably arise. Such was the exercise of Israeli pianist David Greilsammer who, by alternating between the sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage without pausing, challenged his Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall audience to explore the relationship between these two rather different, yet exceptionally innovative composers.Greilsammer has this to say about the 70-minute programme: “It was just a juxtaposition between…

Recital of Scarlatti and John Cage piano sonatas by David Greilsammer throws up intriguing questions
Place two objects side by side, invite comparison, and connections will invariably arise. Such was the exercise of Israeli pianist David Greilsammer who, by alternating between the sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage without pausing, challenged his Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall audience to explore the relationship between these two rather different, yet exceptionally innovative composers.Greilsammer has this to say about the 70-minute programme: “It was just a juxtaposition between…