Past event: Echoes of Bach

J S Bach (arr. Mozart) Selection of fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893
Bach (arr. Kodaly) Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Bach (arr. Busoni) Chorale Prelude for Organ (transcr. for piano)
Busoni Movement IV from Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 36a
Schnittke Piano Quintet

John Reid piano
Thomas Gould violin
Jamie Campbell violin
Max Baillie viola
Oliver Coates cello

No composer has had a more profoundly transformative impact on Europe’s musical landscape than Bach.  For this sparkling chamber programme, principal players of Aurora Orchestra pair arrangements of his works by later composers – including Mozart’s string arrangements of keyboard fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier – with twentieth-century chamber music inspired by Bach.  Highlights include the final movement of Busoni’s second Violin Sonata, based around the chorale Wir wohl is mir; Kodaly’s virtuosic arrangement for solo viola of the Chromatic Fantasy; and Alfred Schnittke’s Piano Quintet, a searing masterpiece written in memory of his dead mother whose central waltz is constructed around the letters B-A-C-H.

Part of Bach Unwrapped at Kings Place

 


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