Recital

Jeremy Denk, piano

J.S. BACH Partita in G major, BWV 829
SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, D. 935
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR They Will Not Lend Me a Child
WIGGINS The Battle of Manassas
JOPLIN and CHAUVIN Heliotrope Bouquet
RZEWSKI “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues,” from Four North American Ballads
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111

“A pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs” (The New York Times), Jeremy Denk returns to Berkeley with an artfully curated recital of American-inspired music paired with canonic works by Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert. Denk is known for bringing fresh perspective to a staggering range of repertoire, from medieval to contemporary. Two works here celebrate Black American vernacular composers whose music rarely gets its due on concert stages: “Blind Tom” Wiggins’ The Battle of Manassas and Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin’s Heliotrope Bouquet. British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s They Will Not Lend Me a Child reflects his interest in Black American spirituals; and Frederic Rzewski’s “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” is a movement from his Four North American Ballads, based on American folk and protest songs.

This performance is made possible, in part, by Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and Janet Netz

Feb 12, 2023, 3pm
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Feb 12, 2023, 3pm
Add to Calendar 02/12/2023 03:00 pm 02/12/2023 04:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Jeremy Denk, piano https://calperformances.org/events/2022-23/recital/jeremy-denk-piano-2223/ Hertz Hall
Tickets start at $92

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