Sunday, November 09, 2014

Violinist Cindy Moyer Plays and Talks Bach 

 Violinist Cindy Moyer plays and talks about a Bach composition called “one of the greatest pieces of music ever written,” the Chaconne for solo violin, on Sunday November 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.

 “I'll play the Chaconne, then talk about the historical background of the piece, the way the piece is constructed, and some of the performance decisions that I've made,” Moyer said, “and then I'll play it again.” 

 “The goal is to have the audience understand the piece better and thus to have them listen differently the second time. In addition, the piece is complex enough that a second time helps the listener grasp more of what is going on.” 

 The Chaconne is the final movement of the Partita in D minor for solo violin by J.S. Bach. “It is recognized as one of the monumental masterpieces of the violin repertoire,” Moyer said. “It’s profound, interesting in its construction, and very difficult to play.”

 “The setting for this concert will be unusually intimate,” Moyer notes. The audience will sit on the Fulkerson stage along with the performer.

 Cindy Moyer performs this lecture-recital on Sunday November 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall. Tickets are $10/$5 students and seniors, from the HSU Box Office (826-3928) or at the door.  A Faculty Artist Series concert produced by HSU Music Department.

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