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Salem Classical Presents Jan Müller-Szeraws’ Bach, Ragas, and Wu-Wei

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Jan Müller-Szeraws’ Bach, Ragas, and Wu-wei is a journey which reveals glimpses of the deep shared source of human creativity. The juxtaposition between East and West in the masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach and Shirish Korde opens the listener’s ears to a profound aural world, enabling fresh insight of the old and the new.  The experience of listening to both Korde’s and Bach’s works touches on the profound and enigmatic Taoist concept of wu-wei, which can be translated as “not doing” or “effortless action”. It presents an opportunity for the performer to aim for a state which is fresh, innocent and effortless, almost improvised.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludes of Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 and No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Shirish Korde
Alap from “Lalit”

Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludes of Suites No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 and No. 4 in Eb Major, BWV 1010

Shirish Korde
“Anusvara – 1st Prism” for cello solo

Johann Sebastian Bach
Preludes of Suites No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011 and No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012


Tickets: $10

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May 18, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Classical Salem


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