Bach and the Romantics

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It was Busoni who wrote that ‘every notation is, in itself, the transcription of an abstract idea. The instant the pen seizes it, the idea loses its original form.’

Jayson Gillham explores original works and romantic piano transcriptions of the works of J. S. Bach, and by way of Schumann’s picturesque Forest Scenes we arrive at the cross roads of two great traditions of German Romanticism – the Lied (art song) and the virtuoso piano transcription.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

PROGRAM

J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude from Violin Partita No.3 in E, BWV1006

J.S. Bach
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904

J.S. Bach, Egon Petri
Cantata Sheep May Safely Graze BWV208

J.S. Bach
Capriccio in B-flat major, BWV992 ‘on the Departure of a Beloved Brother’

J.S. Bach, Ferruccio Busoni
Chaconne from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Robert Schumann
Waldszenen, Op.82

Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt
Erlkönig (from 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert), S.558
Der Müller und der Bach (from Müllerlieder von Franz Schubert), S.565

Robert Schumann
Widmung (from Myrthen, Op.25 No. 1), S. 566

Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt
Frühlingsnacht (from Liederkreis, Op.39 No. 12), S. 568

ARTISTS

Jayson Gillham piano

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Piano Series

The 2018 Piano Series features five leading Australian exponents of the piano some of whom will return from abroad to perform great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.

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