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JS Bach – Musical Riddles and Conundrums

Bach Through the Looking Glass

Fiori Musicali Chamber Ensemble, James Miller
JS Bach – Musical Riddles and Conundrums

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

JS Bach was fascinated by numbers and patterns. In the 125th anniversary year of Lewis Carroll’s death, Fiori venture through the looking glass to explore the hidden maths behind Bach’s sublime music. Even the venue for this concert is a beautiful, secret, historic gem, tucked away in the Northamptonshire countryside.

In his monumental Musical Offering (composed at the end of his life for Frederick the Great) Bach requires the musicians literally to seek out the solutions to his cryptically notated mirror canons.

Fiori’s key players Kerstin Linder-Dewan, Eva Caballero and Poppy Walshaw reveal some of the mathematical riddles and symbolism behind the musical artistry of this extraordinary man (who even used the letters of his name as a musical motif.)

JS Bach Prelude to Cello Suite no.6
Morel Chaconne in G minor
JS Bach Canon 1 and 2 from Art of Fugue
JS Bach Ricercar a 3 from Musical Offering
JS Bach Fugue 13 from Art of Fugue & Inversa
JS Bach Canons 1-5 from Musical Offering
JS Bach Theme and canons from Goldberg variations
JS Bach Canons 6-10 from Musical Offering
JS Bach Organ trio sonata in C BWV 529 arr for flute, violin bc

  • 📅Sat 3 June 2023
  • 📍St James Church, Edgcote
  • 🕑6:00pm
  • 🎫£6-£25

St James Church, Edgcote
Arbury Banks, Banbury, OX17 1AG, United Kingdom

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