Bauhaus Bach By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Bauhaus Bach, performed on Oct 21, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. Modernism in the arts during the 20th century can be said to have had two distinct (albeit related) and contradictory impulses: first, rejection, resistance, and rebellion on the part of the younger generation, born after 1860,…

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Back to Bach: The Conscience of History By Stephen Hinton Written for the concert Bauhaus Bach, performed on Oct 21, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. Of the myriad topics that have claimed the attention of music historians, Bach reception is not only among the most persistent but also the most multifarious. The subject matter clearly warrants…

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Lyonel Feininger By Barbara Haskell Written for the concert Bauhaus Bach, performed on Oct 21, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. Lyonel Feininger—world-renowned painter, printmaker, and caricaturist—was born in New York City on July 17, 1871 to German-American parents, both concertizing musicians. By age nine, he was studying violin with his father; by 12, he was performing…

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Lyonel Feininger, Fugues By Richard Wilson Written for the concert Bauhaus Bach, performed on Oct 21, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. I have chosen three of Feininger’s twelve fugues to arrange for full orchestra: one numbered IV, written in Weimar in 1921; one numbered III and subtitled “Gigue,” written in Weimar soon after; and “Fugue in…

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