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Bach from the Heart


Saturday, March 4th
7:30 PM

$15  (Under 18s and students with valid ID)


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Sheila Jaffé, violin and poetry recitations
Catherine Cosbey, violin
Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, viola
Peter Cosbey, cello

The six sonatas and partitas for solo violin are like pillars in the violin repertoire. In Bach from the Heart, we are exploring them from the emotional angle. Written in different keys, each of the sonatas and partitas set their own particular mood. We begin with the first sonata in G minor, which inspired in us a set of works of music and poetry we titled "Divine Frustration". In building the program for this event, we considered the general mood of each specific key in conjunction with the emotional experience of listening to the sonata in its entirety. We deliberately avoided any intellectual connection between works, allowing for the possibility of any era of expression to merge with this sonata's feeling.


J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata no. 1 in G minor for violin solo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet op. 18 no. 4 (excerpt)

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
"The Waste Land” (excerpt from Part I)

György Kurtág (1926-)
Kafka Frangments, op. 24 (excerpt)

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sonata for 2 violins, op. 56

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
"After a While" (A Poem of Faith)

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Duo for Violin and Viola in B flat Major, K.424 (excerpt)

Rumi (1207-1273)
"Keep Walking"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet op. 130 (excerpt)

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
"The Waste Land" (excerpt from Part V)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet op. 18 no. 4 (excerpt)