Friday, 16 November 2007, 7.30pm
Fortepiano recital at Nairn Performing Arts Guild
Clifton House, Nairn, Scotland
CPE Bach and all that followed…
CPE Bach Fantasy in F sharp minor H300 (Wq67)
Mozart Adagio in B minor K540
CPE Bach Rondo No.2 in C minor H283 (Wq 59/4)
Haydn Sonata No.58 in C Hob.XVI/48
CPE Bach Sonata No.VI in f minor Wq.63/6
Mozart Fantasy in C minor K.475
Beethoven Sonata Pathetique in C minor Op.13
Intense lyricism, dare-devil virtuosity, shocking harmonisation, wild chromaticism, passion, eloquence, emotion, drama and subtlety, are all hallmarks of CPE Bach kaleidoscopic, often outrageous and bizarre masterworks.This programme offers concert-goers the opportunity to closely examine CPE Bach indisputable influence on the music of his successors, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven; to discover how he helped shape and bring about the Classical era, as we know it today.
“Joshua’s playing demonstrated that in the hands of an excellent musician the fortepiano’s qualities can enhance the work of the greatest composers”
“Her recital was distinguished not just by insightfull, intelligent musicianship, but also by the refinement and shading of the tone colours she extracted from her instrument”.
Harpsichord and Fortepiano magazine