Concert pianist, Eastman PhD candidate, and Stanford Medical School student
Variations 22, 23, 24. Interview with Kevin Sun, medical student and concert pianist. We discuss sources of joy in Bach’s life, and his ability to conjure joy, warmth, and humor in his music as an antidote to the tragedy that follows.
Interviews conducted in Palo Alto, California, on March 14, 2018 and August 23, 2018. Performance of variations recorded on March 14, 2018.
Additional musical recordings, used with permission:
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Flat, BWV 825, Susan Starr performing; Bach: Concerto in C, BWV 594, James Kibbie performing, sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with generous support from Dr. Barbara Furin Sloat in honor of J. Barry Sloat, additional support provided by the Office of Vice-President for Research, the University of Michigan; Bach: "Ich will dir mein Herze schenken", St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Netherlands Bach Society performing, recorded for the project "All of Bach" on April 16th and 19th 2014 at the Grote Kerk, Naarden.