Much like Dalí’s painting of the same name, The Persistence of Memory suggests a melding of time, exploring musical dialogues across history. Through György Kurtág’s transcriptions of Bach's works, this program forms an arch linking one of the most significant composers alive today to one of the most significant composers to ever live. Works by Schubert and Mozart showcase threads of vocally-inspired and dramatically-driven pianism in the Austrian tradition.
Performers: Naoko Takao & Kenneth Slowik (piano).
J.S. Bach / Gyorgy Kurtag – Sonatina from Actus Tragicus, BWV 106 and Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D major, K. 381/123a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonata for Piano Four Hands in F major, K. 497
Franz Schubert – Sonata for Piano Four Hands in C Major, D. 812
Age Appropriateness Children above 5 years old are welcome - supervised by an adult.
Youth under 18: Free Admission
Enjoy this short video where Kenneth Slowik talks about the early history of the piano.
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