CIACCONA: The Bass of Time - CD
This daring program demonstrates the evolution of one of the oldest musical ideas, the ciaccona, across three centuries of solo violin music. Violinist Robyn Bollinger takes on this challenge in her debut recording, the music of her multimedia recital program, CIACCONA: The Bass of Time. From the seminal Passacaglia of Biber and the storied Ciaccona of Bach, to the ground-breaking Solo Sonata of Bartók and the explosive Sequenza VIII of Berio, this program explores the development of this musical form from simplicity to complexity, and it offers a deep perspective on the relationships of these four remarkable composers across the ages. This recording represents the culmination of Bollinger’s prestigious Fellowship with the Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship Fund. Recorded at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, Rockport, MA.