17 and 24 November, 1 December 2017

Chopin spent winter of 1838-39 in Majorca. His luggage wasn’t big, only clothes and notes of Das wohltemperierte Klavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. Each volume of this masterpiece comprised 24 preludes, exactly like in the Op. 28 of the Polish composer. It’s not surprising that Chopin related to Bach in this symbolic manner as the Leipzig cantor was considered the “Sun of Composers”, whose music was a pure speech of sounds. To what extent do Chopin’s Preludes orbit in the musical solar system? Or maybe they shift away from its tradition? We will find the answers in music performed by Yuko Kawai during the next Starry Night concert.

Yuko Kawai