Bach, Brahms, Ives and Ligeti from the ACO


Brahms’ Piano Quintet, both powerful and tender, is one of the masterworks of 19th-century chamber music, almost symphonic in its breadth and depth.

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s most admired pianists, known for sharp, vibrant performances of programs that are  anything but conventional. He is able to take some of the most complex music written and make it sing, bringing forth the  universality and inherent beauty that we all love to find in music. He performs of one of Bach’s best-loved keyboard concertos  and a series of quietly radical Ligeti etudes which require superhuman technique.
Denk describes Ives’ classic Concord Sonata as “one of the most profoundly nostalgic and tender projects in all of music.” It is this American pianist’s calling card, vividly portraying the idealism, strength, hope, and  fierce individuality inherent in the American ethos.

The Programme:

BACH (arr. Tognetti) Canons on a Goldberg Ground, BWV1087

LIGETI Etudes: No.7, No.10, No.11 & No.13

IVES Scherzo, “Holding      your own!” IVES Piano Sonata, No.2 “Concord”: The Alcotts

BACH Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056

BRAHMS Piano Quintet

The Artists

Richard Tognetti, Director and Violin

Satu Vänskä, violin

Christopher Moore, viola

Timo-Veikko Valvem Cello


Jeremy Denk, Piano

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