This concert gives two friends the chance to throw caution to the wind in a free associative program that brings together four centuries’ worth of music, from J.S. Bach to world premieres written by Gabriel and Timo for one another. At the center of the program is a call and response between the two composer-performers, juxtaposing solo piano music with songs for piano and voice, ranging from Schubert, Schumann, and Thomas Adès, to Jerome Kern and Andrew Norman. Framing this quasi-live-mix tape are sets of Britten folk song settings and Ives songs, each nested in the lapidary elegance of Kurtag’s transcriptions of Bach chorale preludes.
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Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan,Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank theTrustees for their visionary generosity.