Thursday August 1, 2019 | 1:00PM (Pre-concert talk at 12:15PM)
Christ Church Cathedral
Frederic Chopin was a central figure of 19th century Romanticism, but his connections to J.S. Bach are clear in his own preludes, which were directly inspired by Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. This program also places Chopin’s music in the context of Romantic composers who influenced his work, including the great Polish pianist Maria Szymanowska and the composer/critic Robert Schumann. EMV favourite Byron Schenkman will play this concert on EMV’s 19th century Broadwood.
“An elegant stylist with a cleanly articulated sound.” – Allan Kozinn, The New York Times