One of the most recognizable and unique voices on his instrument today, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged a distinctive path, his music infused with the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. In the Bay Area premiere of his new Cal Performances co-commissioned solo work, Fourteen Reveries, Mehldau reflects on the interior experience we create from our own consciousness, independently of those around us. Written from a similar impulse as his Suite April 2020, Fourteen Reveries is a meditation on the space a composer leaves between specific directions in the score that lets the beauty of the music reveal itself as it allows for new discovery.
This performance is made possible, in part, by Nadine Tang.
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