A Recital by Inon Barnatan pianoBack To Calendar
With special thanks to Gail and Alfred Engelberg
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J. S. BACH: Toccata in E minor, BWV 914
HANDEL: from Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430
RAMEAU: Courante from Nouvelles suites de pieces de claveci
COUPERIN: from Second livre de pieces de clavecin, 12e ordre
RAVEL: Rigaudon from Le tombeau de Couperin
THOMAS ADÈS: Variations for Blanca
LIGETI: Musica ricercata
BARBER: Fugue from Piano Sonata, op. 26
BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G. F. Handel in B-flat major, op. 24
Please note this program will be played without intermission.
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert has called Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan “a complete artist: a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed.” This ambitious and wide-ranging program is thematically linked by the form of the fugue. In the Toccata in E minor, Bach borrows an anonymous fugue found in an Italian manuscript and enriches it both harmonically and melodically. The last movements of Ligeti’s Musica ricercata and Barber’s Piano Sonata integrate the fugue with 20th-century musical ideas. Brahms used a simple theme from Handel’s First Harpsichord Suite for twenty-five variations of astonishing variety. The work concludes with a massive, masterful and, exultant fugue built upon a four-note motif from the original theme, which Brahms manipulates in fascinating and imaginative ways.
Also see Inon Barnatan with orchestra on July 30.