Bach From the Piano
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8pm
C.P.E. Bach called his father’s six sonatas with harpsichord (BWV 1014–1019) among his finest compositions, possibly due to the juxtaposition of a through-composed keyboard part against the ‘solo’ instrument, which was novel at the time. Each of the pieces on this program exemplify this fresh approach, featuring both instruments as equal partners with exhilarating results.
Rebecca Fischer violin
Alexis Pia Gerlach cello
Christina Jennings flute
Simone Dinnerstein piano
Sonata No. 2 in D major for cello and keyboard, BWV 1028 (c. 1742)
Sonata in B minor for flute and keyboard, BWV 1030 (c. 1736)
Sonata in E-flat major for flute and keyboard, BWV 1031 (1730–34)
Sonata No. 4 in C minor for violin and keyboard, BWV 1017 (before 1725)
Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco.