Over the course of a relatively low-profile career, Bach's formal puzzle-solving created principles of harmony and counterpoint that revolutionised music. Written for the glory of God, his work was an attempt to understand the infinite, and its structural beauty has arguably never been surpassed.
This concert is an opportunity to experience the driving momentum and melodic fluidity of the complete suites.
The Telegraph describes Alisa Weilerstein as a 'spine-tingling' performer, and states: 'Weilerstein is truly a phenomenon.'
This concert takes place as part of the Science versus Religion: Do We Need To Choose? segment of Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief festival.
About St John's Smith Square
PerformersAlisa Weilerstein cello
RepertoireJS Bach: Suite No.1 in G for solo cello, BWV.1007; Suite No.2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV.1008
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Please note that there are two intervals in tonight's concert, the first of which is only 15 minutes long.