Jonathan Ferrucci in Decatur House Washington for the Keyboard Trust. whha.org
It’s one thirty here in the UK and how could one sleep after that.
Well it was written for an insomniac!
The simplicity and jewel like perfection was a continual prism of rays of light.
Such subtle ornamentation just made the notes even more poignant
The Keyboard Trust is proud to present in its 30th anniversary year
Jonathan Ferrucci – Goldberg Variations: a Voyage of Discovery
New York debut of a remarkable young musician
Thursday 20th October at 7 pm
Klavierhaus,790 11th Avenue corner West 54th street
“A spiritual journey of awakening, an inquiry into humanity and the nature of time, a round-trip Odyssey. This masterpiece is a search for freedom that will lead us back to our true self, back home.” Jonathan Ferrucci
As Jonathan Ferrucci says a lifetime may not be enough to enter completely into the genial mind of J.S.Bach. One can but try and this is the start of a remarkable voyage of discovery. On his fifth public performance in Florence last winter I think that from the spell that he created it was evidence enough that he is on the right trail. Seventy-five minutes of total silence from an elite audience surrounded by the books of that remarkable aesthete Harold Acton. Jonathan like Acton was born in Florence both bringing back their experiences from abroad to the cradle of culture in what Rostropovich described as the Museum of the World. Jonathan is now being mentored by Angela Hewitt who has indeed inherited the mantle of Rosalyn Tureck as the High Priestess of Bach. Rosalyn Tureck came to Florence in the 1990s when she was 78 to play these very variations at La Pergola and she became immediately the ‘Diva’ of Florence’. This mantle has now passed to Angela Hewitt whose approach to Bach is more human and less monumental than Tureck’s but their total dedication allows them to get as close as is possible to the core of the genius of J.S.Bach. Jonathan is being mentored by Angela Hewitt and is fast on this trail too as the minutes of aching silence that greeted the end of the Goldbergs in Florence was proof enough. His performance has the authority of someone who is living with the music and it is gradually but surely entering his being as it directs his spirit to the glory of the soul of Bach which is of course To the Glory of God!
In celebration of the Keyboard Trust’s 30th Anniversary and the launch of a new history of the Trust written by co-founder John Leech and artistic director Christopher Axworthy,
We are proud to present Jonathan Ferrucci in a full performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The concert will take place on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm at Klavierhaus, 790 11th Avenue at the corner of West 54th Street. Please note that the program will run approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.
Free entrance but reservations necessary from the Keyboard Trust – Caroline von Reitzensteinmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
donations to the trust are recommended
THE TOUR from 14 to 21st October 2022
Friday 14th October Dvorak American Heritage Associazione Bohemian National Hall 321E 73rd Street NY
Sunday 16th October Castletown Theatre House Maazel Estate Virginia
Monday 17th Decatur House Museum Washington
Tuesday 18th October Beaumont Bryn Mawr Philadelphia
Wednesday 19th Oaks Cloister Philadelphia
Thursday 20th October Klavierhaus New York
Friday 21st October Cokesbury Village Wilmington Delaware