CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Monday, February 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Both Bach and Handel—two Baroque giants—were virtuosos and master improvisers, but Handel’s keyboard music has been eclipsed by his other works. In his E-Minor Suite, Handel spins tightly intertwined melodic lines before releasing a storm of notes in an energetic closing Gigue. Bach’s partitas and French suites have been touchstones for keyboardists for centuries. While they follow the conventions of the Baroque dance suite, he raised this form to its highest level with brilliant flights of invention and inspired melodies.
Part of Salon Encores.