Musical Journeys:A Performance and Discussion of Two Great Musical Narratives
J.S. Bach’s Chaconne — originally written for solo violin — had, according to his own notes, an enormous impact on Brahms’ musical life. Brahms’ arrangement for piano left hand is one of this work’s most significant translations, and it opens this talk by pianist Paul Hersh. We often think of Schubert’s music in terms of “heavenly length.” The four-hand F-minor Fantasy, however, is a full-fledged journey, with four continuous movements compressed into 18 minutes of the highest intensity music. For the Schubert, Hersh is joined by pianist Hye Yeong Min who also adds one hand in Schumann’s Abendlied — making this a concert of music for 1, 3, and 4 hands.
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Not sure if this is for you? Check out the talk by Robert Greenberg & ZOFO at: youtube.com/watch?v=tAHlNXaCpqE&t=51s