The Singing Piano: Music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin

(Production) Produced by ArtisTree Community Arts Center @ ArtisTree's Hay Loft

2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT, United States

September 28, 2018

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Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer), Frederic Chopin (Composer), & Johannes Brahms (Composer)

Starring: Mark Rossnagel

The pieces on this program are unified, to my ear, by their lyricism. The Bach Capriccio evokes a human voice in its depiction of the brother’s friends pleading with him not to leave and weeping at his departure, but also channels other instruments in its joyful, brassy finale. Beethoven’s late sonata is marked “songfully, with deepest feeling” in its last movement. The first ballade of Chopin is by its very title a work of poetic, narrative drive. And the last work on the program, an early s...

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