The Perennial Avant Garde
Saturday, August 30, 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 31, 4:00 P.M. -- SOLD OUT
Works of C.P.E. Bach, Schubert, Ravel, Debussy
Occasionally, not always, composers decide to take it further, to write a piece with absurd levels of discontinuity (CPE Bach’s Fantasy), radical conciseness and semaphoric, sketchy formal outline (Debussy’s Sonata), over the top nostalgia and apocalyptic prediction (Ravel’s La Valse), and form and scope too big for its medium (Schubert’s Grand Duo, for one piano, two players). A program of extremes: in the service of liberty – no vice.
ProgramFantasia in F-sharp minor for Keyboard, Wq 67 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sonata for Violin and Piano Claude Debussy Sonata in C Minor for Keyboard and Violin, Wq 78 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach La Valse (arranged for piano by Ya-Fei Chuang) Maurice Ravel Grand Duo, for one piano four hands Franz Schubert Robert Levin, piano • Ya-Fei Chuang, piano
Rose Mary Harbison, violin