Brahms Between Past and Future


Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Acclaimed pianist Daniel Gortler will perform Brahms monumental Piano Sonata No.3 Op.5 in F minor, proceeded by Bach’s Partita No.6  in E minor and by Alban Berg’s singular Piano Sonata Op.1. Johannes Brahms, one of the world’s greatest composers, was also a great admirer of his older compatriot, Johann Sebastian Bach, whose influence is apparent in Brahms' rich counter punctual textures. A giant of classical music in the 19th century, he remains a singular figure to this day renowned for his fluidity with harmonic language and ability to construct thematic crescendos. Brahms work was a primary source of inspiration for a new generation of composers, including Alban Berg whose music will also be included in the program.


Alban Berg, Piano Sonata Op.1  
Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita No.6  in E minor BWV 830  
Johannes Brahms, Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5

About the Performer
Daniel Gortler has performed as soloist with orchestras around the world, including the Berlin Radio Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Symphony, NDR Symphony, North-West German Philharmonic, Bochum Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as the Houston, San Francisco, New World, Atlanta and San Jose Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has also performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well as all other orchestras in his home country of Israel. Recent highlights include his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a debut-recital at Wigmore Hall in London and tours in South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.  In the United States, Gortler has performed recitals at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Symphony Space in New York, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, the Morgan Library, New York University, and Rockefeller University. Mr. Gortler replaced Murray Perahia on very short notice, performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Valery Gergiev. Daniel Gortler has also collaborated with such esteemed conductors as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, and Michael Tilson Thomas, among many others. He participated in a video recording of Mark Neikrug’s Through Roses, collaborating with Pinchas Zukerman.

Tickets: $24 General; $18 Students and Seniors; $14 Jewish Museum Members

Daniel Gorter, Photo: Eitan Tal

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