Magnus Villanueva – Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier at Christ Chapel of Riverside Church
Saturday September 30, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25
Magnus Villanueva: two solo piano concerts that explore an international musical language. Bach’s timeless Preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier are central to each concert. These short pieces are rearranged with the idea of capturing new interpretations. Each program will also highlight important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Bach’s collection of Preludes is monumental to the piano repertoire spanning every tonal key. Unlike traditional practices of performing these pieces, they will be performed in an unplanned order with the audience playing a major role in the selection. The context of each individual prelude within the entire set will result in spontaneous decisions about tempo, musicality, and emotion.
This project is made possible in part with funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council and Howard Gilman Foundation and administered by LMCC.