Our second issue of Music Mondays. Thank you, Stephanie and Saar for inviting us to listen to music you love and selected to share with us.

The Op 59  No. 3   Razumovsky is a fugue by Ludwig van Beethoven in a bravura  version for piano, four hands. It is joyful music, and a joy to watch. 

Stephanie and Saar premiered the work by Martin Bejerano, commissioned by the Dranoff in 2014.  It is called   Fantasia de Tres Mundos , a musical weaving of the three worlds, three cultures that are Martin’s experiential heritage: Europe, Afro-Cuban, American. The video is of a joint session between composer and artists.

I have to admit I added one additional piece which has so very much relevance for this moment that makes us face the inescapability of the connection between all living beings. Human time is held inside eternal time. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbest Zeit – God’s Time is the Best Time – by Johann Sebastian Bach in a transcription by Gyorgy Kurtag. 

Please stay safe, and please let our humanity be the glue that holds all of us together. 

A personal message from Stephanie & Saar, who are bravely holding fort in New York.

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