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 Interval 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
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
Mass in B Minor
The Late Lute Works
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
The Art of Fugue, BWV.1080
The Perfect Cantatas
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'