2002 is the centenary of the birth of influential Berlin-born composer, Stefan Wolpe (1902-72). To celebrate, Tate Modern hosted a concert and discussion of his work.



Stefan Wolpe was a pioneer of modernism in the New York scene of the 1940s and 50s. He maintained a Bauhaus-influenced belief in the interchange between the arts, and was a close friend of such painters as de Kooning, Kline, Rothko and Tworkov. The evening’s performers were pianist Nicolas Hodges and violinist Mieko Kanno. Leading Wolpe scholar Austin Clarkson and concert pianist Katherina Wolpe, the composer’s daughter, took part in the discussion Presented by Music Projects/London Trust with support from the Stefan Wolpe Society Inc.