Faculty Concert: Thomas Sauer, piano
Skinner Hall of Music
A recital exploring three hundred years of keyboard music, from Bach in 1721 to Nina Shekhar in 2021. A trip through the musical centuries, this recital presents music according to three categories borrowed from the writing of anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss: code, message, and myth. Composers who transmit meaning primarily through code (J.S. Bach, Harrison Birtwistle), message (Robert Schumann, Nina Shekhar), and myth (Alexander Scriabin, Olivier Messiaen) will set the stage for one of Frédéric Chopin’s greatest works, the Sonata No. 3 in B minor.
This concert is free and open to the public.