Elite Syncopations: When Bach Meets Ragtime
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Live chamber music concerts in living rooms and other intimate spaces. They're casual and friendly, and anyone can host.
Pianist-composer Sam Post, who has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and Renee Fleming at the Kennedy Center, will play a program pairing highlights from his new ragtime recording with Preludes and Fugues by Bach.
Sam is no stranger to Bach: he performed the entire Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 as a high-schooler and has also recorded the Goldberg Variations (see this review from the Washington Post):
Not surprisingly his own compositions are heavily influenced by Bach's, and he'll be telling us how his pieces, even in a genre as far-flung as ragtime, bear the indelible mark of the master.
Leapfrog Rag (2015)
(Bach and ragtime, together at last)
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F# Major (WTC Book 1)
Prelude and Fugue in C# Major (WTC Book 1)
Mournful Rag (2015)
(Stability, instability, and anticipation)
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (WTC Book 1)
(A glance back)
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major (WTC Book 1)
Improvisation & Fugue on “Over the Rainbow” (2012)
(Classic ragtime and experimentation)
William Bolcom: Graceful Ghost (1970)
Raggin’ Rudi (1971)
Elliptical Blues (2017)
[No title yet, any ideas?] (2017)
Dizzy Days (2016)