Sarah Rothenberg: The Art of the Fugue

One Thursday, April 22 at 7 – 8:30 P.M. | Address to be given to subscribers

J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, a series of Preludes and Fugues covering all the major and minor keys, is a monument of the keyboard repertoire. Its enormous influence extends to the compositions of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy and continues today. The 20th-century master Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his own series of preludes and fugues in direct response to the works of Bach. Pianist Sarah Rothenberg leads this session from the piano, performing examples from both Bach and Shostakovich, discussing the form of the fugue and illuminating its ingenious architectural structures. Ms. Rothenberg is artistic director of Da Camera and a frequent performer at New York’s Lincoln Center as well as in leading European cities. She recently received the Medal of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government.



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Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


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