Michael Century: Solo Concert

 

Michael Century: Solo Concert

Chapel & Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy NY

February 10, 2010 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The concert begins with Seven Preludes and Fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier, selected as a cycle and performed without pause. On accordion, Century then performs Terry Riley's two Keyboard Studies from the early 1960s, mesmerizing and historically fascinating works that presage the rise of musical minimalism.  The program concludes with Triadic Memories by Morton Feldman, a spellbinding piano work lasting an hour.   Stretching time using continuously varied repetition of simple melodic figures, Triadic Memories is a unique and rarely heard masterpiece of late 20th century piano music.

 

Program

J.S. Bach: Seven Preludes and Fugues from Well-Tempered Klavier

D major, Book 2

A minor, Book 2

C major, Book 1

B major, Book 2

B minor, Book 1

G major, Book 2

B flat minor, Book 2

 

Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies 1 and 2 (played on accordion)

 

Intermission

 

Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories

 

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