Cédric Pescia - Programme

Programme suggestions 2021 | 2022

Programme I: Beethoven - Cage

Two pianos are required, one will be prepared by Cédric Pescia.

John Cage (1912-1992) “In a landscape”
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Extracts from the Bagatells alternating with
John Cage (1912-1992) Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
John Cage (1912-1992) “Music for Toy Piano”
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata No. 32 in c minor op. 111
John Cage (1912-1992) 4'33''
Programme II  
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Partita VI in e minor BWV 830
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) French Suite No. 2 in c minor BWV 813
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Fantasy in C major op. 17
Programme III  
Francois Couperin (1668-1733) “Les Folies françoises, ou les Dominos” (13ème Ordre)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Préludes op. 103 No. 1-9
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) No. 13 “Le Courlis Cendré” from Catalogue d´Oiseaux, 7ème Livre
Francois Couperin (1668-1733) “Les Ombres Errantes” (25ème Ordre)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Préludes: Premier livre
Programme IV  
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) Sonata
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Partita No. 2 in c minor BWV 826
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonate No. 32 in c minor op. 111
Programme V  
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Französische Suite No. 2 in c minor BWV 813
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) Sonata
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Préludes, 1er Livre
Programme VI: Schumann Phantasies  
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) “Papillons” op. 2
Heinz Holliger (*1939) “Elis” - Drei Nachtstücke for piano
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007) “Tierkreis” (extracts)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Fantasiestücke op. 12
György Kurtag (*1926) Extracts from “Játékok”
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Fantasy in C major op. 17
Programme VII: Schubert in a minor  
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Sonata no. 4 in a minor D. 537
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Sonate no. 14 in a minor D. 784
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Sonate no. 16 in a minor D. 845
Programme VIII: J. S. Bach Cycle  
Each part can be performed as single recital as well.  
Part I “The Art of the Fugue” BWV 1080
Part II “The Well-Tempered Clavier I” BWV 846-869
Part III “The Well-Tempered Clavier II” BWV 870-893
Part IV Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Part V Six Partitas
Part VI Six French Suites
Part VII Six English Suites
Part VIII Seven Toccatas
Programme IX: Cage pure  
John Cage (1912-1992) Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano

Programme X: Cédric Pescia’s Score Library

A pianistic flip-book | Idea: Georg Nussbaumer

A professional pianist, though mostly performing by heart on stage, always possesses a large collection of scores, hundreds of booklets and loose papers in a never completed archive of pianistic literature. Famous masterpieces stand alongside quaint personal predilections. Some scores have been bought some day but never played, others remind the early piano lessons in the childhood.

It is the purpose of this programme to make the whole score library from A to Z - Cédric Pescia’s contains about 1.000 issues - sound in a kind of pianistic flip-book. The resulting piece is a colourful collage merging works from Albeniz, Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms etc. until the last one of the alphabet Wolf, Yun and Zimmermann. Some “rests” are added in the “coda”: Teaching material, opera scores, the pages shattered on and around the piano.

Georg Nussbaumer has elaborated exact rules for Cédric Pescia how to extract and reassemble the numerous paper shavings. Listen to a sounding, very personal score encyclopaedia which mixes well-known music with pianistic oddities in steady change of tempo, key and texture - a challenging but rewarding experience for our ears!