• Jeremy Denk
Cal Performances at Home: Spring Season. Original, full-length performances streamed direct to your home screen.

“Denk’s virtuosity is a thrill, killing and enlivening tradition at the same instant.”
Los Angeles Times


Jeremy Denk, piano

J.S. BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

The esteemed pianist Jeremy Denk—MacArthur Fellow, writer, and noted musical commentator—performs Book I of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the preludes and fugues that Beethoven referred to as his musical bible. Denk has written insightfully about Bach as a great humanist, describing how the composer’s music represents an “intoxicating combination”—a feeling of the divine balanced with the earthly beauty of logic and discipline. The New York Times has extolled Denk’s “profound affinity with Bach” as a performer, and the Philadelphia Inquirer has called his Bach recitals “mesmerizing.”

The Cal Performances at Home Spring 2021 season is dedicated to Gail and Dan Rubinfeld, leading supporters of Cal Performances and the well-being of our artists for almost 30 years.

Patron Sponsors: Will and Linda Schieber

Premiere Watch Party

Thu, Apr 15, 2021
7pm PDT
Available on demand through July 14, 2021

Jeremy Denk, piano

Cal Performances at Home Pricing

The pricing for individual Cal Performances at Home performances is on the honor system and is based on the number of people watching the performance. Or, for the best value, purchase the Spring Stream Pass for $144, which is only $12 per show!


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  • Two people viewing the performance


  • Four or more people viewing the performance


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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.

Premiere Watch Party

Thu, Apr 15, 2021
7pm PDT
Available on demand through July 14, 2021

Jeremy Denk, piano

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