Concerts from the Library of Congress

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020

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Download Program (PDF, 1.55MB)
(Re)Hearing Beethoven Festival program

Eva-Maria Zimmermann & Keisuke Nakagoshi
(Photo credit: Jim Block).

BEETHOVEN/SCHARWENKA

Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60

BEETHOVEN/CZERNY

Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68

Zofo’s name is shorthand for “20-Finger Orchestra” and they truly make use of the piano to emulate a brilliantly full orchestral sound. One of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets, Zofo is blazing a bold new path for four-hands groups by focusing on contemporary repertoire and commissioning new works. Hear them perform two symphonic transcriptions, Beethoven’s symphonies no. 4 and no. 6, with precision, technique, and spontaneity that will have you listening to both Beethoven’s music and the piano itself in a new way.

Explore Beethoven in the Library's collection with our new resource:
Beethoven: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

This concert is part of our (Re)Hearing Beethoven Festival. Be sure to check out the full range of events!

Other ways to watch ...

This concert was originally presented with the option of an "augmented reality" experience that was available for a brief period of time. The performance was given at the home of one of the artists in front of a green screen, and a 360-degree image of the Coolidge Auditorium was used to simulate the venue. While the augmented reality version is no longer available, you can still watch the performance from a fixed position.

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Check out the brief video below for a peek behind the curtain at how ZOFO made it onto the Coolidge stage and a conversation with the artists.

A Conversation with the Artists

How ZOFO Plays on the Coolidge Stage

All events for the 2020-2021 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
Be sure to check this page for additional content, including conversations with the artists, program notes, links to Library resources and more!