PRELUDE 7 PM What in the World is a Fantasy? Lecture by Steven Cassedy Sonatas, fugues, even preludes are musical forms that follow certain rules or patterns and are thus fairly easy to describe. But what is a fantasy? The very name suggests an absence of rules and unlimited freedom to follow one’s… fantasy. In his “Wanderer” Fantasy, Schubert followed a characteristic (for him) practice: he stole a melody from himself, in this case from one of his most beautiful Lieder, and then set to work writing a titanic piano composition so difficult that he himself threw up his hands in despair and abandoned all attempts to get through it. What happened to the slow, mournful tune in his song? That’s where Schubert’s genius comes in.
The Piano Series is underwritten by Medallion Society members:
Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner
JUHO POHJONEN , piano FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 · 8 PM THE AUDITORIUM AT TSRI
BACH Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903 (c. 1720) (1685-1750)
FRANCK Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue (1884) (1822-1890)
I N T E R M I S S I O N
MOZART Prelude and Fugue in C Major, K.394 (1782) (1756-1791)
SCHUBERT Fantasy in C Major, D.760 “Wanderer Fantasy” (1822) (1797-1828)
La Jolla Music Society’s 2017-18 Season is supported by The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Vail Memorial Fund, Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation, David C. Copley Foundation, D’Addario Foundation, ProtoStar Foundation, ResMed Foundation, Regents Bank, US Bank, The Dow Divas, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Valencia Hotel, The Westgate Hotel, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, Brenda Baker and Stephen Baum, The Beyster Family, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Joy Frieman, Brian and Silvija Devine, Gordon Brodfuehrer, Jeanette Stevens, and an anonymous donor.
North American Representation: Kirshbaum Associates Inc. Juho Pohjonen has recorded for Da Capo and Music@Menlo LIVE
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Juho Pohjonen last performed for La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest in 2016.