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Murray Perahia, piano

photo: Felix Broede

Sat, Apr 29 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall

Program Bach: French Suite No.6 in E Major, BWV 817 Allemande Courante Sarabande Gavotte Polonaise Menuet Bourrée Gigue

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 935 No. 1 in F Minor, Allegro moderato No. 2 in A-flat Major, Allegretto No. 3 in B-flat Major, Theme (Andante) with variations No. 4 in F Minor, Allegro scherzando - IntermissionMozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Minor, op. 111 Maestoso: Allegro con brio e appassionato Arietta: Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile

About the Program Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817 In May 1720, Bach – then music director at the Cöthen court – accompanied his prince to Carlsbad, where Leopold was taking the waters, and returned to Cöthen in July to discover that his wife had died while he was gone. Bach, then 35 years old, waited nearly eighteen months to marry again, and his choice was a good one. In December


1721 he married the twenty-year-old Anna Magdalena Wilcken, daughter of a court trumpeter and herself an accomplished musician – she would bear Bach thirteen children and survive him by a decade. In the first years of their marriage Bach composed for her a Clavierbüchlein (“little keyboard book”), just as he had written a similar volume several years earlier for his son Wilhelm Friedemann. Composed for her instruction or perhaps simply for her pleasure, this was a collection of short keyboard pieces that


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