F sharp major is one of music’s most beautiful tonalities. I’ll be talking about Nikolai Metner’s Sonata-Ballade, Op. 27, written in exactly that key, tomorrow morning in a symposium at The British Library, London. This will be part of an exceptional program of talks, concerts, a master class and film screening from today through Saturday, all about Metner, and with the participation of the finest scholars and performers. Really looking forward to the Metner Study Day, one of the rare occasions of a research event fully dedicated to this composer’s music. Principal organizer of the Metnerfest is my dear colleague Sasha Karpeyev.