In this fun concert, Dan Goodman performs the Bach D-minor Prelude and Fugue on the piano, and on accordion. In the last piece, the Pink Panther meets J.S. Bach in a trio for accordion, cello and triangle.
This concert honors the memory of my grandmother, Dora Goodman, who died of tuberculosis in 1927. It also honors the thousands of people who have suffered from or lost their lives to COVID-19 this year.
Racism is a long term tragedy, and the country is a long way from achieving equal opportunity and fairness. We have work to do. This concert address some of my feelings of sadness and anger about this issue.
This concert honors Prof. Frederic Marvin of Syracuse University, who died in 2017. Prof. Marvin influenced generations of piano students, and was also a scholar who rediscovered the piano music of Antonio Soler.
A lot of Hip hop music is percussive, urgent and straight ahead. What will happen when a flowing funeral march from the beginning of the 20th century encounters the hip hop rhythms of the 21st century?
Originally scored for clarinet, this late Brahms chamber work translates well to the viola. Some part of the piece which can sound sharp and a bit piercing on the clarinet. These feel smoother and perhaps a bit darker on the viola.