Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms take the spotlight in this innovative program as three master artists perform works of the giants of Western music on the types of instruments the composers would have used in their own lifetimes. Kenneth Weiss, harpsichordist, plays Bach. Eric Zivian, one of America’s foremost fortepiano specialists, plays Beethoven. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, the Gold Medalist in the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performs Brahms on the modern Steinway grand.
Bach: Ouverture nach Französischer Art (Clavier Übung II) BWV 831
Beethoven: Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 1
Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5