Performing with equal virtuosity on the harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, square piano, chamber organ and modern piano, Tsalka performed music from the early Baroque to the present. At this recital, he will perform selections for J. S. Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” on the conservatory’s historic fortepiano and new double-manual harpsichord, built by conservatory student John Weisberg.
Written in the last decade of J. S. Bach’s life, “The Art of Fugue” is the culmination of his experimentation with monothematic instrumental works. Altogether, it consists of 14 fugues and four canons, each using single principal subject and generally ordered in increasing complexity.
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