Dan Tepfer: Bach Inventions/Reinventions

Saturday, Apr. 27, 3pm

Beattie-Powers Place
10 Powers Pl
Catskill, NY 12414

“As a pianist, Mr. Tepfer combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: He’s a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown.” — The New York Times

One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Dan Tepfer has earned an international reputation as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging innovation, individuality, and drive—one “who refuses to set himself limits” (France’s Télérama). The New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has recorded and performed around the world with some of the leading lights in jazz and classical music, from Lee Konitz to Renée Fleming, and released eleven albums of his own in solo, duo and trio formats.

On Saturday, April 27 at 3pm, Tepfer performs piano works from his album “Inventions/Reinventions” (2023) at Beattie-Powers Place.

About “Inventions/Reinventions”

Bach composed his beloved set of Inventions as study pieces for his children and students, covering eight major and seven minor keys, for a total of fifteen. But there are twenty-four possible major and minor keys, so there are nine keys missing. In the Inventions / Reinventions program, while playing Bach’s original compositions sequentially, Dan Tepfer creates his own Inventions for the missing keys, freely improvising new ones during each performance. In so doing, he follows the logic behind Bach’s beloved original pieces, in which simple musical ideas, like characters in a novel or a play, are taken on a harmonic journey to foreign keys before returning home.

The “Inventions / Reinventions” album, released in March 2023, spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart in the US.


Apr 27 2024


3:00 pm
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