Lecture-recitals

The Sonata-form through the ages

So, you think you know the sonata-form? Think twice with this program featuring works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Sophie-Carmen Eckart-Gramatté, and Leo Purich:

  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Easter Sonata
  • Sophie-Carmen Eckhart-Gramatté, Piano Sonata no.1
  • Leo Purich, Piano Sonata op.136

This program is also available under a "Lecture-recital" format, including a discussion with the brilliant young Canadian composer, Leo Purich.

(Conference languages: English). Duration 80 min with intermission.

* General audiences.

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J.S. Bach and the Baroque style of performance

An introduction into the life, work, and keyboard music of J.S. Bach through an analysis of Baroque performance style, aesthetics, and history. Includes a powerpoint presentation with audio excerpts and live performance excerpts from the following works:

  • Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor BWV 883
  • Partita n. 2 in C minor BWV 826
  • French Overture BWV 831
  • Italian Concerto BWV 971

(Conference languages: English, French). Duration 70 min.

* General audiences.

The Influence of Balkan Folklore on 20th and 21st Century Music

A select review of works influenced by Balkan folklore through music, dance, and visual arts. Includes a powerpoint presentation with audio excerpts and live performance excerpts from the following works:

  • Josip Slavenski: Songs and Dances from the Balkans
  • Vasilije Mokranjac: Six Dances
  • Miodrag Lazarov Pashu: Waltz
  • Ana Sokolović: Danses et interludes

(Conference languages: English, French). Duration 60 min.

* General audiences.