Dan Tepfer: Goldberg Variations/Variations (solo piano)
February 26, 2014 7:00 PM
Dan Tepfer comes to Classic Pianos to mark the Portland release of his solo album Goldberg Variations / Variations (Sunnyside Records). The jazz pianist is approaching J.S. Bach’s masterpiece – one of the classical canon’s most totemic works – as an inspiring font for creativity. Interspersed with his faithful and affectionate interpretation of the “Goldbergs” are his own improvised variations on Bach’s variations. Tepfer’s variations are marked by a ruminative joy, spiced with contemporary dissonances and a deep feel for the source as timeless music beyond category.
Riveting and inspired… A brilliant performance… Such sensitivity and grace… This is no stunt, but a fresh musical exploration. Mr. Tepfer invites you to hear this masterpiece through his ears… Bach would recognize a kindred spirit in Mr. Tepfer. —New York Times
Tickets: Members $15 / Non-Mebers $18 / Day of Show $20