Soundings: New Music at the Nasher
Bach's Music for Solo Violin and Its Legacy
May 3, 2018
Experience Bach's music for solo violin performed by violinist Alexi Kenney.
Completed in 1720, Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, remained unpublished until 1802. The central place these works now hold in the violin repertoire, is illuminated by a program that pays tribute to Bach’s deep influence on composers of today. Each of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas are represented interspersed with works for solo violin by Reich, Saariaho, Salonen, and Xenakis, in performances by violinist, Alexi Kenney, recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.