Recital by Cédric Pescia - Piano and prepared piano


Event details

Date 01.10.2019 19:3021:00  
Speaker Cédric Pescia, pianiste
Category Cultural events

On the occasion of each anniversary of EPFL, a classical music concert has been organized. This tradition is carried on by the College of Humanities (CDH) offering this year a prestigious concert by internationally renowned Swiss pianist Cédric Pescia.

Based in Berlin, Cédric Pescia is a model of creativity and excellence, and an inspiration for the EPFL community. His original program intersperses bagatelles and sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) with pieces for prepared piano by John Cage (1912-1992), which are influenced by Indian music and philosophy. This unique encounter between romanticism and minimalism unites two composers beyond the boundaries of time and style.


  • John Cage: In a Landscape
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle opus 119/1 - Bagatelle opus 119/2
  • John Cage: 1st Interlude for prepared piano - Sonata V for prepared piano - Sonata VI for prepared piano - Sonata VII for prepared piano - Sonata XII for prepared piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle opus 119/3 - Bagatelle opus 119/6 - Bagatelle opus 119/7 - Bagatelle opus 119/9 - Bagatelle opus 119/10 - Bagatelle opus 119/11
  • John Cage: Sonata XIII for prepared piano - Sonata XIV for prepared piano - Sonata XV for prepared piano - Sonata XVI for prepared piano
  • Cage: extrait de : Suite for Toy Piano: I
  • Beethoven: Sonate no32 en ut mineur op.111: Maestoso - Allegro con brio et appassionato -Arietta. Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile
  • John Cage: 4’33’’
Free entrance upon registration


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Collège des Humanités - culture


  • Véronique Mauron