Mozart and the Bachs Fortepiano Recital

Monday, July 24, 1:30PM, Sunset Center Foyer 

Dongsok Shin, fortepiano 


J.C. BACH, Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 3


Allegretto – Theme and Four Variations

C.P.E. BACH,  Fantasia in D Major, H. 160, Wq. 117/4

C.P.E. BACH, 12 Variationen über die Folie d’Espagne in D minor, H. 263, Wq. 118/9

MOZART, Prelude and Fugue in C Major, K. 394/383a

MOZART, 12 Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je maman, K. 265/300e


Festival keyboardist Dongsok Shin performs works for solo fortepiano by Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Johann Christian Bach in an intimate Foyer Concert.  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was taught and influenced by the sons of J.S. Bach throughout his life. He was taught composition by Johann (John) Christian Bach, J.S. Bach’s youngest son, when he visited London as an eight-year-old in 1764. He got to meet Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, J.S. Bach’s oldest son who wrote the “rule book” on style and substance in effect throughout Mozart’s (and even into Beethoven’s) lifetime. And later in his short life, he discovered the compositions of Johann Sebastian, the father of John and Carl, and became vitally interested in fugues. This recital, on a copy of Mozart’s own fortepiano, explores these influences.” – Dongsok Shin, fortepiano



Jul 24 2023


1:30 pm

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  • Dongsok Shin
    Dongsok Shin

    Dongsok Shin was born in Boston and studied modern piano with his mother, Chonghyo Shin, and with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music. He converted exclusively to early keyboard instruments in the early 1980’s. He received international recognition as music director of baroque opera productions with the Mannes Camerata and has been a member of the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble REBEL since 1997.

    He has appeared with early music groups all over the United States, including the Carmel Bach Festival, American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, and Pro Music Rara; has toured throughout the Americas and Europe; and has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts. He has accompanied Renée Fleming, Rufus Müller, Rachel Brown, Jed Wentz, Marion Verbruggen, and Barthold Kuijken in recital. In addition to his performing career, he is a recording engineer, producer, and editor of early music recordings for many labels, as well as a producer of music videos.

    He is a curator of the antique keyboard instruments at the Flint Collection in Delaware, a tuner of early keyboards at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, and the early keyboard technician for the Metropolitan Opera. Videos produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Dongsok demonstrating early fortepianos, including the earliest known Bartolomeo Cristofori piano from 1720, have garnered over 400,000 views.


Sunset Center Foyer
Sunset Center Foyer
San Carlos St between 8th and 10th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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