This two-performance adventure examines the essential influences of Bach on composers through the centuries. Jennifer Koh, a violinist acclaimed for her “burnished sound and nimble technique” (The New York Times) conceived this program in part because of her own love for the Six Sonatas and Partitas of Bach, long considered the definitive works written for solo violin. When exploring solo violin works written in the past and present day, Ms. Koh found an array of compositions to be especially directly connected to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas. Hear a thoughtful exploration—and extraordinary performances—of the music of Bach alongside contemporary composers in these two evenings in the Mansion. The November 14 performance begins and ends with Bach Partitas, embracing works by Ysaye, Saariho, and Salonen; the February 28 concert mixes a wonderful pair of works by contemporary American composers Anna Clyne and Missy Mazzoli with Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor, the Partita No. 1 in D minor and Bartok’s Sonata for Solo Violin.
In this performance, Koh plays Bach alongside the modern sensibilities of Saariaho and Salonen.
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Added by StrathmoreMusic on June 27, 2012