J.S. BACH: Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
Johann Sebastian Bach
DAVID KOREVAAR, piano
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PROGRAM NOTESFor pianist David Korevaar, composing has provided a depth of insight that makes his performances "extraordinary" (Washington Post), and "sonically impressive and thoroughly commanding" (The Boston Globe). He has been heard in solo recitals, chamber music, and orchestral performances throughout the United States, as well as in Japan and Europe. He is a founding member of the Prometheus Piano Quartet, and earlier toured as a founder of the Young Concert Artists ensemble Hexagon.
David Korevaar's compositions have earned him high regard, as has his sympathetic handling of the compositions of his peers. He has participated in the commissioning and premiering of a number of new works, as well as the performance and recording of works by American composers including Rochberg, Copland, Rorem, Riegger, Stephen Jaffe, Scott Eyerly, Libby Larson and Lowell Liebermann.
Honors and awards include top prizes in the University of Maryland William Kapell International Piano Competition and from the Peabody-Mason Music Foundation, as well as a special prize for his performance of French music awarded by the Robert Casadesus Competition.
Historically, Bach's WTC II is the last major expression of the Prelude and Fugue as a form Already in the 1740's, these pieces were seen as archaic. The Rococo, Pre-classical style, with its increased emphasis on homophonic writing (melody and accompaniment), was coming into fashion, and Bach's intensely contrapuntal approach to composition was seen as no longer relevant to the musical times. With hindsight, it is possible to hear this second book as a kind of answer to that historical reality: while demonstrating the "learned" style of which Bach was the last and greatest master, these Preludes and Fugues also exhibit a range of emotion and mix of compositional styles that look forward to the nascent "Classical" style of Haydn and Mozart.
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