On December 15, 2013, the Tureck Bach Research Institute held a special celebration in honor of our founder, Rosalyn Tureck, to mark both 100 years since her birth and 10 years since her death. The tribute's objective was to pay homage to and, at the same time, highlight the remarkable achievements and legacy of Rosalyn Tureck and her enormous influence on Bach scholarship, Bach performance and on using media as a tool, well before it was commonplace.
The event took place at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. It was hosted by Tureck Bach Research Institute President Kevin Kleinmann and featured performances by former Tureck pupil Golda Vainberg-Tatz and the 2013 Tureck Bach Piano Competition laureates Allison To and Athena Tsianos, as well as a special video and interview with former Tureck student and internationally acclaimed guitarist, Sharon Isbin. The event concluded with an interview with the Spanish musicologist and pianist Xoán Elías Castiñeira, who spoke about his research and completion of texts by Dr. Tureck.
In connection with Rosalyn Tureck's double anniversary in 2013, being 100 years since her birth, and 10 years since her death—the Tureck Bach Research Institute has produced a video of a series of personal testimonials from close colleagues and friends, each recounting their unique relationship to Rosalyn Tureck.
Or view the testimonials individually:
Tureck Competition Laureates on WQXR
The Tureck International Bach Competition for Young
Pianists was the idea of Tureck student Golda Vainberg-Tatz with the approval of Rosalyn Tureck
before she died. The latest of its three runnings was in June 2013. Robert Sherman's McGraw Hill
Young Artists' Showcase is one of WQXR's longest running radio programs. On Wednesday, December 11,
Mr. Sherman featured the competition on his program. The program is available for streaming on their website. Two of the
top winners—Allison To (12) and Athena Tsianos (17)—will perform along with Ms.
Vainberg-Tatz in the tribute to Rosalyn Tureck on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 3:00 pm in the Bruno
Walter Auditorium of the NY Public Library at Lincoln Center.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is proud to present "Celebrating Rosalyn Tureck:
100 Years" located in the entrance to 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. The exhibit will run through December.
Tureck Commemorative Event in NYC
The Tureck Bach Research Institute cordially invites you to a unique and very special celebration
of renowned keyboard artist, scholar, and teacher, Rosalyn Tureck’s double anniversary—the year
2013 marks both 100 years since her birth and 10 years since her death. To commemorate this
special occasion, the Institute is producing a program at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the
New York Public Library at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Ave (south of West 65th Street),
New York, NY on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. In addition to video material
and spoken tributes, the event will feature live performances by former Tureck pupil Golda
Vainberg-Tatz and the 2013 Tureck Bach Piano Competition laureates Allison To and Athena
Tsianos, as well as a special video and interview with former Tureck student and internationally
acclaimed guitarist, Sharon Isbin. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed
by a cocktail reception. We look forward to sharing this memorable occasion together with you.
Sharon Isbin's Concert
As part of the commemoration of these important events, guitarist
Sharon Isbin, a former student of Dr. Tureck, will give a recital
on December 14, 2013 at the 92nd St Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, dedicated to her memory.
Robert Hugill on Rosalyn Tureck
[Oct 13, 2013]
Contemporary classical composer Robert Hugill celebrates Dr. Tureck's double anniversary with a post on his blog.
VAI Celebrates Tureck Centenary
[Sep 3, 2013]
Video Artists International (VAI) celebrates Dr. Tureck's double centenary with a special page dedicated to her recordings.
The Virtuoso Violin
[Jul 24, 2013]
This summer, from August 4–13, Dr. Rimma Shushanskaya presents The Virtuoso Violin, the Twelfth Bach & Paganini International Festival for Violinists in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In honor of this year's dual anniversary, Dr. Shushanskaya celebrates Dr. Tureck in a free conversation and film showing on Sunday, August 4 at 7:30pm (Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon).
Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue
[Feb 1, 2013]
As part of our 2013 anniversary commemoration, we are very pleased to present a series of three articles by Dr. Rosalyn Tureck on Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, edited by Xoán Elías Castiñeira Varela. We will release these articles in sections over the calendar year.
The Rust Variant, BWV 903a
- Editor’s Praeambulum
- I. Source, Provenance, Acceptance
- II. Bach’s Early Composing Procedures in Relation to BWV 903a
- A. BWV 535, BWV 572, BWV 875, Mono-figural Preludes, Toccatas
- B. Analogies to the double-noted Values of BWV903a, mm. 21-23: BWV 1050, BWV 1052
- C. Conclusion
- III. Comparative Structural Analysis of BWV 903 and BWV 903
- A. Mm. 1 and 2.
- B. Triadic Figuration and Triplet Rhythm
Regents Lecture No. 3 - Parts Four and Five
[Aug 31, 2012]
This month, we make available the fourth and fifth (of five) parts of Dr. Tureck's third Regents Lecture at the University of California, San Diego, held on Feb 9, 1966:
These parts feature a fascinating discussion of ornamentation and notes inégale, using examples from J. S. Bach's Aria variata in A minor, BWV 989.
[See also Parts One, Two and Three]
Archived news items
Regents Lecture No. 3 - Part Three of Five
[Jun 15, 2012]
This month, we've made available the third part (of five) of Dr. Tureck's third Regents' Lecture at UC San Diego, held on Feb 9, 1966:
are also available]