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The Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents a Reading and Concert Performed by Eugene Drucker
“Words and Music: Drawing Literary Inspiration from Bach”
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON — The Bard College Conservatory of Music Spring 2009 Concerts and Lectures Series presents “Words and Music: Drawing Literary Inspiration from Bach,” a reading and concert featuring violinist Eugene Drucker, a member of the Emerson String Quartet, and of the Bard Conservatory faculty. Drucker will read from his novel, The Savior, and perform the Bach Chaconne for solo violin. The program takes place on Monday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Review of The Savior by Eugene Drucker From Publishers Weekly
Gottfried reminisces about his treatment of his Jewish former girlfriend, Marietta, and of his Jewish schoolmate friend, Ernst, a violinist who fled as the Nazis took power. (Drucker's own violinist father emigrated to the U.S. in 1938.) As the days wear on, Gottfried attempts to separate himself from the nightmare of the camp by trying not to comprehend what is taking place there, and it is here, Drucker intimates, that his culpability lies, especially as Gottfried begins to draw inspiration from his audience. Drucker writes lyrically about the music Gottfried plays (including Ysaÿe's L’Aurore), and his morality tale has bite.
For more information about this program please call 845-758-7196.
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This event was last updated on 03-12-2009