Sunday 16 March 2014

Archived

Bach Weekend 2014: The Art of Fugue

Bach and the Model of Perfection

Purcell Room

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV.1080
Interval
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The fact that Bach died before completing the mighty triple fugue which was to finish The Art of Fugue has added to the extraordinary mythology that has grown up around this marvellous work.

But perhaps the most surprising thing about The Art of Fugue is that, far from being a dry academic exercise, it is an emotional odyssey and a work of extraordinary beauty.

Ticket includes a choice of tea or coffee and biscuits served during the interval.

Performers

Feinstein Ensemble
Catherine Manson violin
Miki Takahashi violin
Jane Norman viola
Christoper Suckling cello
Robin Bigwood harpsichord