Concert One

Music From Leipzig: Works by Bach and Schumann

Music by Bach and Schumann

Saturday, October 15 2022, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 16 2022, 3:00 pm

THE NISENE ENSEMBLE:
Kristin Garbeff, Concert Director and Cello
Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Violin
Ben Bregman, Viola
Kumi Uyeda, Piano

Leipzig, Germany has been the center for Western art music for over 800 years! This concert features music composed in Leipzig by two composers who spent much of their life there, Johann Sebastian Bach and Robert Schumann. The program opens with Bach’s Goldberg Variations beautifully arranged for string trio, followed by Bach’s later solo keyboard work, Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825. Robert Schumann’s intimate Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47, the last work written in 1842, his “Year of Chamber Music,” closes the program.