NCEM Season 2018

Richard Egarr

Thursday 11 October
Richard Egarr harpsichord
£18.00 (£16.00 concessions | £5.00 under 35)

J.S. Bach Partitas

For any composer the publication of an ‘Opus 1’ must be a big deal. Bach’s publication of his
Partitas was certainly one such. Its odd history and genesis begins Bach’s decade-long keyboard
project which he entitled Clavierübung. Each of its four parts deals with a different constellation
of problems technically, musically and philosophically. The Partitas open the journey with a
bewildering display of musical and numerological virtuosity.

“High octane, muscular .. stark, raw and searching .. I was gripped by the energy of it all, the urgency
– the aching crunches – most of all I loved the sudden segues into some very quiet, very beautiful
places in the Sarabandes”
Herald Scotland

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National Centre for Early Music
Plenty of tickets
Thu, Oct 11
19:30

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