Pianist Peter Serkin to perform Schoenberg, Mozart, and more Oct. 22

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Peter Serkin, piano

The Yale School of Music presents a piano recital by Peter Serkin on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The highly acclaimed pianist will present a program of works spanning several hundred years, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

From William Byrd to Charles Wuorinen, Mr. Serkin displays a unique prowess in performing virtually anything written for the keyboard. The American Record Guide considers him “one of the most perceptive and provocative pianists of his generation, as comfortable exploring the music of the past as he is in some of the most stimulating works of our time.”

Serkin will begin with a short piece, Ave Christe, written by the Renaissance composer Josquin and re-worked by Charles Wuorinen  (b. 1938). The program continues with two Renaissance works, Sweelinck‘s Capriccio (originally written for organ) and John Bull‘s Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la: A Gigge (God Save the King) phantasy, originally for harpsichord. MORE

Published October 8, 2014
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Orion String Quartet and Windscape perform Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” Oct. 28

Orion String Quartet

Orion String Quartet

The Yale School of Music presents the Orion String Quartet and the woodwind quintet Windscape in a performance of J. S. Bach’s masterful Art of the Fugue on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30pm.

In this concert, Bach’s complete Art of the Fugue will be performed by one of today’s most sought-after string quartets and a wind quintet that has won renown for vibrant and inventive performances. The program, which premiered at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, has been recorded on Deutsche Grammophon.

The Boston Globe praises the performers as musicians with a “certain aura—that of the fabulously skilled, much sought-after… who can tackle anything.” MORE

Published October 8, 2014
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