Emanuel Ax plays Bach’s “D Minor Keyboard Concerto” with the New York Philharmonic

February 19, 2015
 

"Counterpoint (in music) is defined as "the relationship between voices (or instruments) that are harmonically interdependent (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour (essentially independent melodies interacting with one another).[1] It has been most commonly identified in classical music, strongly developing during the Renaissance and in much of the common practice period, especially in Baroque music. The term originates from the Latin punctus contra punctum meaning "point against point"." [2] "Counterpoint" is the copmpositional device common to both Bach's Keyboard Concerto and Schoenberg's Piano Concerto found on tonight's program. Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s “The New York Philharmonic This Week”.  Emanuel Ax is the soloist in piano concertos by Bach, the D Minor Concerto, and by Arnold Schoenberg. Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts. Also on the program, Mozart’s 36th Symphony.

Thursday February 19: The New York Philharmonic This Week (NYP #15-20)

Alan Gilbert, conductor; *Emmanuel Ax, piano

*J.S. BACH: Keyboard Concerto in d-minor

*SCHOENBERG: Piano Concerto

MOZART: Symphony No. 36, Linz

[Recorded live October 4–6, 2012
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts]

[The complete notes to the braodacst is available online at: http://nyphil.org/~/media/pdfs/watch-listen/commercial-recordings/1213/release04.pdf]

[NYP fill: MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp. New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel,
conductor; Robert Langevin, flute; Nancy Allen, harp; From NYP 12-05/iTunes]

[1] Laitz, Steven G. (2008). The Complete Musician (2 ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-19-530108-3.

[2] from wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterpoint


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