CIACCONA: The Bass of Time - DVD
This daring program combines historical story-telling with musical artistry to demonstrate 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 the DVD 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 delves into question of the meaning of art, the purpose of expression, and the motivations for these four remarkable composers, while simultaneously exploring the personal questions and beliefs of program creator and performer - Bollinger herself. 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.