Successful Performance and Presentation at Focus on Piano Literature

On June 6, I presented and performed at Focus on Piano Literature symposium, which was held at the University of N. Carolina Greensboro. This year’s theme was Brothers Bach, the music and legacy of J. S. Bach’s most illustrious sons: Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, Johann Christoph Friedrich.

My performance and presentation took place on Friday, June 6. I focused on performing CPE’s music on the modern piano, with all the challenges and questions it raises. The piece I played was the F-sharp minor Sonata, Wq. 52/4. It comes from a collection called “Second Continuation of Sonatas with Varied Reprises”. If you don’t know the piece, I encourage you to check it out.

The featured guests included noted musicologist and author Christoph Wolff, musicologist and keyboardist David Schulenberg, and harpsichordist/fortepianist Jacques Ogg from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague.

The conference attracts a friendly and devoted crowd of keyboard lovers, performers, teachers, amateurs, and students.

For a review of the entire event, including my session, click here: (Jeffrey Simon for Classical Voice of North Carolina).

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