Pianist Bryan Wallick: Virtuosic Fugue

August 29, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Bryan Wallick
Bryan Wallick

Across centuries, fugues have been fascinating flourishes for composers—Bryan Wallick walks their evolution from Bach to Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and today (pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin) before concluding with Beethoven’s fiendish and famed “Hammerklavier.”

Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall on August 23, 2022. Description adapted from the Ravinia Festival.


Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D major

Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in E minor

Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D minor

Hamelin: Étude No. 12 (Prelude and Fugue)

Beethoven: “Hammerklavier” Sonata