1. On September 19, Christian Tetzlaff opens the 92Y Concerts season with a performance of the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas—one of the monuments of Western music.
While the six individual sonatas and partitas are regularly performed, Christian Tetzlaff is one of only a few artists who present the complete cycle as in a single epic program. In the following Q&A with 92Y, he discusses his thoughts and experience with Bach and the cycle.

So the entire cycle turns on the Chaconne? Yes, it is such a devastating piece of music. It is thirteen minutes long and connected to the other movements in the partita, and yet it towers above everything else. And then after such music—where could one possibly go? Even Bach doesn’t know. In his manuscript, the Chaconne stops and then the next sonata—which is supposed to be in C major—starts directly on the next line in the same register, same rhythm, same tempo, and even by the fifth measure, in the same key—D minor.

Read the full enlightening Q&A here.
Previously: 7 Facts about Bach’s Sonatas & Partitas That Will Amaze You

    On September 19, Christian Tetzlaff opens the 92Y Concerts season with a performance of the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas—one of the monuments of Western music.

    While the six individual sonatas and partitas are regularly performed, Christian Tetzlaff is one of only a few artists who present the complete cycle as in a single epic program. In the following Q&A with 92Y, he discusses his thoughts and experience with Bach and the cycle.

    So the entire cycle turns on the Chaconne? Yes, it is such a devastating piece of music. It is thirteen minutes long and connected to the other movements in the partita, and yet it towers above everything else. And then after such music—where could one possibly go? Even Bach doesn’t know. In his manuscript, the Chaconne stops and then the next sonata—which is supposed to be in C major—starts directly on the next line in the same register, same rhythm, same tempo, and even by the fifth measure, in the same key—D minor.

    Read the full enlightening Q&A here.

    Previously: 7 Facts about Bach’s Sonatas & Partitas That Will Amaze You

  2. 92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.
Today Q&A features L&L favorite Barbara Fasano.
What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? “This Time The Dream’s On Me” or any other Harold Arlen song.
What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? I adore Karrin Allyson, and I wish I could have collaborated with the late and underappreciated jazz singer Jackie Paris.
What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? When I’m home on Sunday mornings, I love blasting Jerry Vale. You can almost smell my grandmother’s sauce.
What was your first professional gig? Playing guitar and singing “Annie”s Song” for weddings at Our Lady of Lourdes on Long Island. (Not sure about the marriage success rate.)
If you weren’t a performer, what would you do? I’d like to have invented Bag Balm.
What’s your favorite restaurant? Ai Balestrari (Piazza dell’Unità, 27) in Rome near Campo de’ Fiori—the best Caccio e Pepe and Carciofo alla Giudia!
Who’s your favorite Beatle, and why? I loved George, because he always looked like he needed a hug.
Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.

    92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.

    Today Q&A features L&L favorite Barbara Fasano.

    What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? “This Time The Dream’s On Me” or any other Harold Arlen song.

    What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? I adore Karrin Allyson, and I wish I could have collaborated with the late and underappreciated jazz singer Jackie Paris.

    What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? When I’m home on Sunday mornings, I love blasting Jerry Vale. You can almost smell my grandmother’s sauce.

    What was your first professional gig? Playing guitar and singing “Annie”s Song” for weddings at Our Lady of Lourdes on Long Island. (Not sure about the marriage success rate.)

    If you weren’t a performer, what would you do? I’d like to have invented Bag Balm.

    What’s your favorite restaurant? Ai Balestrari (Piazza dell’Unità, 27) in Rome near Campo de’ Fiori—the best Caccio e Pepe and Carciofo alla Giudia!

    Who’s your favorite Beatle, and why? I loved George, because he always looked like he needed a hug.

    Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.