J. S. Bach: Air and Badinerie from orchestral suites • Werner Elmker [HQ]
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Iowa • March 21, 2017:
Werner Elmker performed J. S. Bach: Air and Badinerie from orchestral suites in D major and B minor.
This performance was part of a Bach birthday piano concert presented by Werner Elmker.
Full concert video link: https://youtu.be/FXDTNqXRsy4
In performance of classical as well as original music, Danish concert pianist and composer Werner Elmker emphasizes the importance of improvisation as the main source of all great music. Improvised music is 'fresh' music created in the moment, and often gives a stronger experience than music notated on paper. Most of the great composers used improvisation during recitals and composing. Like the classical masters, Dr. Elmker improvises in his own tonal language which finds its origin in previous styles of classical music. He utilizes free improvisation, improvisation on original melodies, classical themes, folksongs, and film music. Through performances, CDs, radio programs and education, he seeks to reinvigorate the lost art of classical improvisation.
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