Musical Offering (2008)

Note from Anatoly:

"In 2007, I decided to put together a solo program of works that I would enjoy performing for an audience.  Over time, the program became as follows:

As you can see, the program was designed as a kind of chronological overview of music (mostly intended for piano) beginning with J.S.Bach and ending with "today's music" (as represented by my improvisation).  In my usual fashion, I "entertained" the audience with various "tricks", such as pretending to be a human CD player in the beginning of the concert, "fast forwarding" through a CD album of Bach's WTK 1, until arriving at the programmed fugue (playing it at normal performance speed) ...  During the canons, I actually sang some made up words to the notes of the cantus firmus, while letting my hands play the canon parts.  As always, there is nothing like a bit of levity to capture people's attention.

John Lambert wrote an "in-spirit" review after my Meredith college performance, which you can read here."

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