From Sarah Rothenberg:
As we continue to bring DACAMERA curated music into your home, I am pleased to announce our partnership with New York Public Radio’s WQXR & The Greene Space for live streaming of a three-part series with pianist Jeremy Denk on Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier.
We had looked forward to Jeremy’s performances for DACAMERA of J.S. Bach’s iconic work for keyboard, the 24 preludes and fugues of The Well-Tempered Klavier Book I, scheduled for April 27 and 28 at the Menil Collection. I invite you now to join Jeremy in this series of live video performances and conversations about Bach’s work, the first episode of which is archived here.
There is no music in the classical canon that has had a broader appeal than these preludes and fugues by Bach, studied by piano students for centuries. It is a work that has influenced musicians from Mozart to Schoenberg, Bill Evans to Chucho Valdes.
“What you find here is completely new, rejuvenating, alive,” Denk says of The Well-Tempered Klavier. “It doesn’t bother tugging at your heartstrings, it just enters your bloodstream.”
I hope you enjoy the this first installment, filled with brilliant insights from MacArthur Fellow and Avery Fischer Prize winner Jeremy Denk. And in the weeks ahead, we will look forward bringing you a conversation with Jeremy Denk exclusive to DACAMERA audiences.
Be safe, and be well-