January 26, 2020

3:00 pm | Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Concert Overview

Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043

One of Bach’s most enduring concertos, this work for two violins is a perfect example of Bach’s skill at using counterpoint and creating fugues.

Concerto No. 5 for Harpsichord and Orchestra in F minor, BWV 1056

The beautiful second movement is based on a theme by Telemann, one of Bach’s friends, directly quoting the first few measures, and elaborating on the melody.

Concerto No. 4 for Harpsichord and Orchestra in A Major, BWV 1055

Arguments persist regarding which instruments this concerto was originally scored for before being adapted for keyboard.

Concerto for 3 Violins and Strings in D Major, BWV 1064R

Adapted from a concerto for three harpsichords, this piece is less known than his concerto for two violins, but no less beautiful

Suggested Performances

Adrian King performs Beethoven

Young Artist Award Competition Finalist Adrian King performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3.

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Henry From performs Beethoven

Young Artist Award Competition Finalist Henry From performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op. 78 and Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a “Les adieux.”

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Janet Phang plays Beethoven

Young Artist Award Competition Finalist Janet Phang performs Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 and Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 90.

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