August 6
Biber, Bach, and the Thuille Sextet

Rachel Barton Pine has a specialty—she loves music for unaccompanied violin, especially pieces that are not well known. She opens this week’s program with the remarkable Passacaglia from Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, a virtuosic work performed with incredible dexterity. After that, we have music Bach originally wrote for viola da gamba and harpsichord, performed here by cellist Zlatomir Fung and pianist Zoltán Fejérvári. Lastly, in contrast, an outstanding ensemble of musicians delivers a completely different sound world with Ludwig Thuille’s late 19th century Sextet for Piano & Winds.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz
von Biber

Passacaglia from Mystery Sonatas
Rachel Barton Pine, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, BWV 1029
Zlatomir Fung cello; Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

Ludwig Thuille

Sextet for Piano & Winds in B-flat Major, Op. 6
Nicolas Namoradze, piano; Chelsea Knox, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Julia Harguindey, bassoon; Mark Almond, horn