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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 05/17/2008 at Symphony Space.

People line up around the block all day for admission to this popular free marathon concert, which The New York Times calls “Symphony Space’s annual gift to New York.” Wall to Wall events since 1978 have celebrated an amazing range of music, but for or our 30th anniversary Wall to Wall on May 17, 2008, we went back to Bach, reprising the event that gave us our start.

Wall to Wall Bach continues a unique 30 year old tradition where leading musicians come to Symphony Space for a day of performances on a theme, usually a composer, sometimes a genre.  Previous Wall to Walls have included John Cage, Stephen Sondheim, Wall to Wall Opera, Stravinsky, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland, Miles Davis, Franz Schubert, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Kern and Robert Schumann.

Please note that for this recording we have rearranged the order of tracks.




Introduction by Isaiah Sheffer, Artistic Director and Allan Miller, Co-Founder

Welcome by Laura Kaminsky, Curator of Music Programs


The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 875

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 884

Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874

Margaret Kampmeier, piano

Interview with Margaret Kampmeier


French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816

Byron Schenkman, piano

Interview with Byron Schenkman


English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807

Anne Marie McDermott, piano

Interview with Anne Marie McDermott


Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Jeremy Denk, piano


Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047


Interview with Nathan Botts


Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050


Interview with Daniel Phillips and Tara Helen O'Connor


Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048


Interview with Lydia Redding, Diane Chaplin, and Dorothy Lawson


Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582

Concerto in F Major, BWV 1056

Elaine Comparone, harpsichord; The Queen’s Chamber Band


Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038

Tara Helen O’Connor and Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Ursula Oppens, piano

Interview with Mark O'Connor, Eugenia Zukerman, and Ursula Oppens


Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029

Jessica Thompson, viola; Byron Schenkman, piano


Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030

Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord

Interview with Bradley Brookshire


Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E-flat Major, BWV 998

David Leisner, guitar 


Interview with David Leisner


Sarabande & Double from Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002

Eugene Drucker, violin


Italian Concerto, BWV 971

Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord


Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Daniel Phillips, violin

Interview with Daniel Phillips and Tara Helen O'Connor


Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Timothy Eddy, cello


Cantata No. 82, “Ich habe genug”

Harold Rosenbaum, conductor; Christopher DeVage, baritone; Artemis Chamber Ensemble

Interview with Harold Rosenbaum


“Den Tod niemand swingen kunnt” from Cantata No. 4

“Wer eilen mit schwachen” from Cantata No. 78

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC; Cynthia Powell, artistic director


Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243

Artemis Chamber Ensemble, Matthew Oberstein, conductor; Purchase College Chorus

With guest musicians from the community

Interview with Matthew Oberstein




Excerpts from The Art of Fugue

Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord


Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004

David Leisner, guitar


French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816

Byron Schenkman, piano


Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Ani Kavafian and Ida Kavafian, violin; American Symphony Orchestra


Mass in B minor, BWV 232

American Symphony Orchestra and The Canticum Novum Singers: Leon Botstein, conductor; Harold Rosenbaum, choir director; Ilana Davidson, soprano I; William Ferguson, tenor; Sarah Wolfson, soprano II; Kevin Burdette, baritone; Natalie Kikkenborg, mezzo-soprano; Erica Kiesewetter (Concertmaster), Suzanne Gilman, Diane Bruce, Ashley Horne, Patricia Davis

Yana Goichman, Richard Rood (Principal Second), Sarah Schwartz, Wende Namkung, Heidi Stubner, Katherine Livolsi, Dorothy Strahl, violin; Sarah Adams (Principal), Shelley Holland-Moritz, Adria Benjamin, Martha Brody, viola


CBS newscast of Symphony Space's premiere (1978) Wall to Wall event.

+ About the Artists

Melodia Women’s Choir
Florence Annequin, Dana Cavooris, Kiko DeLorenzo, Monika Dockendorff, Rebecca Economos, Amanda Hudson, Vivien Lau, Dot Lin, Steff Lyon, Morgan Russell, Serra Schlanger, Sandya Swamy, Bethany Uttech, Maria Wong, sopranos; Raquel Burbano, Colleen Christi, Jenny Clarke, Annette Lapcevic, Joyce Otte, Rosemary Palladino, Gina Patterson, Jackie Sunderland, Faye Timmer, Rachel Wifall, Ashley Wright, altos

Artemis Chamber Ensemble
Ben Russell (Concertmaster), Karen DiYanni, Heidi Schaul-Yoder, Matt Szemela (Principal Second), Alexandra Osborne, Michele Joo, David Schaum, violin; Adam Meyer (Principal), Nora Krohn, viola; Rachel Ford (Principal), Ryan Murphy, violoncello; Tomoya Aomori (Principal), contrabass; Melissa Healy, Susanna Loewy, flute; Jennifer Cardoni, Leslie Godfrey, oboe; Thomas Boulton, James Herzog, Nick Jemo, trumpet; Mika Godbole, timpani

Purchase College Chorus
Samantha Adams, Isabella Bendick, Savannah Bisset, Sarah Dalrymple, Catherine Dominguez, Rachel Farber, Caitlin Fitzgerald,Samantha Kelley, Taylor Kirk, Marlee Koenigsberry, D’Ana Lombard, Sharde Lightburn, Alexandra Losee, Jean Marie Garofolo, Isabella Mingione, Samantha Montelone, Alyssa Meyers, Caitlin Nasto, Alison Richards, Skylar Saltz, Katherin Steffens, Jennifer Sunshine, sopranos; Angelique Alexander, Jennifer Castellano, Alison Malinowski, Ilene Pabone, Erin Pellnat, Sofia Weiss, Shanna Spiro, Jasmine Thomas, Grace Tully,Diana Wangerin, altos; Christopher Colmenero, Marcos Cuevos, Justin Friello, Brister Hay, Nick Mayor-Laylands, Colin MacDonald,Zach Nayer, Blake Reynolds, Ross Schwaber, Ian Stutz , Jeffrey Taveras, tenors; John Arida, Anthony Caputo, Kevin Dilone, Gabrielle Felippe, Barney John, Michael Meyers, Christian Perez, Said Pressley, Doug Ratner, Dennis Ryan, David Tafon, John Torres, Constandinos Tsourakis, Rasdia Wilmot, basses

The Queen’s Chamber Band
Karla Moe, flute; Marsha Heller, oboe; Robert Zubrycki, violin; Lori Miller, violin; Veronica Salas, viola; Peter Seidenberg, violoncello; Tomoya Aomori, contrabass

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