Celebrated harpist Bridget Kibbey and the renowned Dover Quartet are collaborating for the first time in a celebration of the “father” of all Western composers, J.S. Bach. An acclaimed soloist and chamber musician who has toured and recorded with Dawn Upshaw and Placido Domingo, Bridget Kibbey brings virtuosic brilliance and musical charisma to her performances. The phenomenal Dover Quartet was catapulted to international stardom by a stunning sweep of every major prize at the 2013 Banff Competition. Strings Magazine described the Quartet’s rise from an up-and-coming young ensemble to the top of their field as “practically meteoric.” This performance features arrangements of Bach’s works, some transcribed by the members themselves. The Dover Quartet appears by arrangement with the Curtis Institute of Music, where it serves at the Penelope P. Watkins Ensemble in Residence.
Bridget Kibbey “…makes it seem as though the instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the energetic figures and gorgeous colors she was getting from it.”
— New York Times
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (transcribed by B. Kibbey) (for harp)
Sonata for in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031 (for harp and violin)
Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028
Excerpts from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (transcribed by Daniel Lee) (for violin, viola, and cello)
Var. 1 a 1 Clav.
Var. 2 a 1 Clav.
Var. 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.
Var. 26 a 2 Clav.
Sonata in G minor for Violin and Clavier, BWV 1020 (for harp and violin)
Contrapunctis I-IV from The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1048 (c. 1745-50) (for string quartet)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 (for harp and string quartet)