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The Willow Consort: Bach Re-Imagined
The Willow Consort: Bach Re-Imagined
Saturday 4 March | 8.00pm
St Wilfred's Church, York
Tickets: £12.00 (£8.00 concessions £3 Students)
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During his lifetime Johann Sebastian Bach was better known as an organist than a composer. His works remained neglected for decades after his death, but in the 19th century his genius came to be recognised, particularly by romantic composers.

Today he is correctly recognised as one of the greatest of all composers. This concert presents music by composers he has clearly influenced. The first half of the concert shows music by German romantic composers, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Cornelius and Reger who all contiuned work in the same Lutheran tradition as Bach. Whereas the second half presents works based on Bach’s own music by Martin Ødegaard, James MacMillan and a new commission by Joshua Madine. This concert will also feature the music that influenced Bach himself by Johann Kuhnau and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

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