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JEFFREY SIEGEL: BACH & THE VIRTUOSOS

April 15, 2004
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
JEFFREY SIEGEL’S FINAL
KEYBOARD CONVERSATION
OF THE SEASON:
BACH AND THE VIRTUOSOS: LISZT, RACHMANINOFF, AND BUSONI

Sunday, May 16, 2004, 7:00 p.m.

Fairfax, Virginia, April 14, 2004—This season's Keyboard Conversations® programs spotlighted one of the most adored and prolific figures in music history -- Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach's mastery of melody and structure created works of incredible depth revealing man's complex intellectual and emotional spirit. This season-long celebration of Bach concludes with BACH AND THE VIRTUOSOS: LISZT, RACHMANINOFF, AND BUSONI, a glimpse into the complex relationships between composers and their works – and inspirations – which reminds us of Bach’s continuing influence on the world of music. The concert with commentary begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16.
Despite widespread neglect for almost a century after his death, Bach is now regarded as one of the greatest of all composers and is still an inexhaustible source of inspiration for musicians.

No musical journey of Bach would be complete without showcasing his complex and dazzling keyboard splendor.

PROGRAM, MAY 16, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
"Bach and the Virtuosos: Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Busoni"


Bach

Italian Concerto
Bach-Busoni
Chaconne in D Minor

INTERMISSION

Bach-Rachmaninoff

Prelude in E major
Bach-Liszt
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
(Weeping, Lamentation, Sorrows, Hopelessness)
Bach-Templeton
Bach goes to Town
Bach-Busoni
Chorale Prelude
Rejoice, beloved Christians

Questions and Answers

Tickets for JEFFREY SIEGEL’S KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS are $35, $27, $17.50. FAMILY FRIENDLY! All children, 12 and under, half price! Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa