Bach to Mozart

Franklin Quartet

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Special guest artists The Franklin Quartet will perform rarely heard Mozartian transcriptions in a concert that also includes selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier performed on fortepiano.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had a lively interest in J.S. Bach’s compositions, and arranged for his father to send him copies of Bach’s collection of keyboard pieces, The Well-Tempered Clavier. Mozart then transcribed some of the fugues from that iconic keyboard work for string trios and quartets, some with newly composed adagios preceding them.

The Franklin Quartet
Kenneth Slowik, fortepiano

Jill Kent & Mark Solomons, underwriters


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