A Performer's Exploration of Bach's Six Masterpieces for Solo Violin
October 5, 12, 19 6:30-8:30 MDT on Zoom
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A three-session course designed to deepen our experience of listening to the Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach. The sessions will delve into topics such as the structure of the pieces, the violinistic techniques they demand, and the evolution of how they have been interpreted and performed, always with the goal of illuminating how all these aspects, and many more, affect how audiences and performers experience these works which evoke, in the words of Brahms, “the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings”. In each session I will include live demonstrations and will perform of one of these masterpieces as well as a related work.