In this recital of preludes and transcriptions, pianist Anyssa Neumann explores a variety of contrapuntal traditions from the Baroque to the 21st century, including works by Bach, Wagner, Chopin, Pärt, Dallapiccola, Cerrone, and Dicke.
J. S. Bach Six Little Preludes, BWV 933-938
Bach-Busoni Chorale Prelude transcriptions
Christopher Cerrone Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Arvo Pärt Trivium
Frédéric Chopin Prelude in A minor, Op. 28, No. 2; Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4
Ian Dicke Postlude
Luigi Dallapiccola Quaderno musicale di Annalibera
Wagner-Liszt Isoldens Liebestod
In this recital of preludes and transcriptions, pianist Anyssa Neumann explores a variety of contrapuntal traditions from the Baroque to the 21st century, from the clean lines of Bach’s Six Little Preludes to the chromatic harmonies of Wagner and the playful, dodecaphonic puzzles of Dallapiccola, written in a “musical notebook” dedicated to his daughter. Also included are contemporary works by American composers Christopher Cerrone (a solemn chorale-like work written for piano and live electronics) and Ian Dicke (a Postlude written in response to Chopin’s A minor Prelude), alongside Arvo Pärt’s mysterious, meditative Trivium, originally for organ but performed here as a transcription for piano.