J.S. Bach, twelve preludes and fugues selected from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Footprints in the snow
The interrupted serenade
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
Monday, 29th November 2010, 8pm
Tickets at the door, $25/$10 concession
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In the programme for last year's recital I wrote these words:
It has always seemed to me that playing the whole of Bach’s
in order is the musical equivalent of reading an entire dictionary
beginning at page one. I have always been full of admiration for any musician
who can sit down and play twenty-four preludes and fugues in one evening, then
come back the next night and play the other twenty-four. I have just as much
admiration for anyone who can listen intelligently to such a collection of
music and appreciate everything that’s going on. But isn’t it nice sometimes
to pick just a few words out of the dictionary and try to put them in an
This year I'm presenting part two of my leisurely ramble
through Bach's 48 preludes and fugues,
this time with Debussy as guest composer.
I have long been fascinated with the idea of
trying to hear old music with fresh ears by putting it next to
I hope that the many-layered counterpoint of Bach's fugues
next to the many-layered textures of Debussy's preludes
will tell an interesting story!
Here is a preview of the programme notes
for the concert (PDF download, 102K).
Thanks to Lahn Stafford Design
for the penguin picture.
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