Filippo Tenisci at Roma 3
A musician of refined intelligence and mastery
Filippo Tenisci was playing an unusually interesting Haydn sonata in two movements but of astonishing intricacy and invention and it was the ideal partner to Beethoven’s last work for piano: The Bagatelles op 126. Coming close on the heels of the monumental Diabelli Variations and just after the 9th symphony Beethoven had returned to the simplicity of a child. A simplicity that hides a lifetime of strife and struggles and now finds an outlet with a refined series of baubles within which treasures are embedded with visionary poignancy.