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Late Night: Keys to Gravity -- the Soulful and Virtuosic Keyboard

  • St. Paul's German Lutheran Church 315 West 22nd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Join us for a unique late night event that will celebrate the purity, strength and power of the keyboard throughout history. From the harpsichord to the toy piano, you will hear music from Bach to Beethoven, Scarlatti to Satie, and Classical to Jazz. The evening will conclude with an original 2016 Chelsea Music Festival commission for 5 keyboards entitled “Partita” by composer Nicolas Namoradze, featuring each instrument in its own miniature concerto.


PROGRAM

W.F. Bach (1710–1784) Fantasia in D-minor, Falk 18  

Claude Balbastre (1724–1799) La Lugeac from Piece de Clavecin from Book 1 (1759) 

Pietro Domenico Paradies (1707–1791) Harpsichord Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major (1754) 

C.P.E. Bach (1714–1788) Fantasia in F major 59/5 (1785) 

Erik Satie (1866–1925) Gymnopédie No.1 (1888) 

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Andante and Allegro brilliante, Op. 92 for four hands

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Moonlight Sonata Op. 97, No. 2 (1801)  

Witold Lutoslawski (1913–1994) Variations on a theme of Paganini (1941) 

Nicolas Namoradze (b.1992) Partita for Keyboard Ensemble (2016) 

J.S.Bach (1685–1750) Toccata and Fugue BWV 565 (1703-7) 
 

Performers Include:                                             

Harpsichord | Jeffrey Grossman, Melinda Lee Masur
Clavichord | Jeffrey Grossman
Piano | Amy Yang, Melinda Lee Masur, Adam Birnbaum, Helen Huang, Robert Fleitz
Organ | Stephen Tharp