Wednesday August 8, 2018 | 7:30PM (Pre-concert talk at 6:45PM)
Christ Church Cathedral
Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms have been considered the backbone of the Classical canon since the late nineteenth century. Monica Huggett and Byron Schenkman explore some of those composers’ most beloved works, using instruments and playing styles appropriate to the time when that canon was established, including Early Music Vancouver’s magnificent 1870 Broadwood piano. This is a rare opportunity to hear Monica Huggett’s interpretation of Bach’s monumental Chaconne in D Minor — a work which Brahms studied and transcribed — side by side with Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata, a Bach keyboard toccata, and Brahms’s gorgeous Sonata in G Major, op. 78.