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Bach Weekend 2014 - Southbank Centre

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Music That Transcends the Spirit

Although not widely recognised until the nineteenth century Johann Sebastian Bach is now considered on of the finest composers of the Baroque period. Born in Germany, Bach was brought up in a musical family. All his uncles were professional musicians, and his father taught him to play the violin. Bach went on to learn many other instruments as well, including the organ and harpsichord. This strong familiarity with orchestral instruments no doubted aided his ability to combine harmonious sounds in his compositions, which culminate in over two hundred cantatas, two Passions, keyboard works,
Brandenburg Concertos, and his famous Mass in B minor.

Enjoy some of his best work between the 14th-16th March at the Southbank Centre when Martin Feinstein returns with his Bach Weekend. This festival focuses on works that feature the theme of 'transcendence', and tickets cot £29-£98 depending on whether you go for a day or weekend pass.

The Chamber Works With Continuo
14th March

Trio Sonata in G, BWV.1038
Sonata in E minor for flute & continuo, BWV.1034
Johann Sebastian Bach: (attrib.): Trio Sonata in C, BWV.1037
Sonata in G for violin & continuo, BWV.1021
Trio Sonata in G, BWV.1039

Night Concert
14th March

Toccata in D minor, BWV.913
Toccata in D, BWV.912
Toccata in G minor, BWV.915

The Well Tempered Clavier
15th March

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II, Part 1, BWV.870-881
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II, Part 2, BWV.882-893

Mass in B Minor
15th March

Mass in B Minor

The Late Lute Works
16th March

Prelude in C minor for lute, BWV.999
Fugue in G minor for lute, BWV.1000
Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat for lute, BWV.998
Partita in C minor for lute, BWV.997

Art of Fugue
16th March

The Art of Fugue, BWV.1080

The Perfect Cantatas
16th March

Cantata No.82 `Ich habe genug'
Cantata No.152 `Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn'
Cantata No.54 `Widerstehe doch der Sunde'
Cantata No.182 `Himmelskönig, sei willkommen'
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 14th-16th March
Phone: 44 (0)20 7960 4200
Where: Southbank Centre
Cost: £29-£98
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