Bach for Three harpsichords

Date(s) - 28/08/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St Peter's Church


Bach Concerto in C major for three harpsichords BWV 1064
Bach (arr. Devine) Toccato and Fugue in D minor
Bach Concerto in D minor for three harpsichords BWV 1063
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049
  • Steven Devine harpsichord
  • Claire Williams harpsichord
  • Satoko Doi-Luck harpsichord
  • Tassilo Erhardt violin
  • The John Jenkins Consort
  • directed by Steven Devine

Johann Sebastian Bach’s two concertos for three harpsichords are rarely performed live, though they are rich and satisfying works; the C Major is one of the finest of all Baroque concertos. Bach seems to have arranged them in the 1740s from earlier string concertos to play with his sons in Leipzig concerts. We contrast them with Steven Devine’s scintillating new arrangement for three harpsichords of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor. This one-hour programme is completed by Brandenburg Concerto no. 4, with its dazzling violin solo and obbligato recorder parts.

Steven Devine is one of the world’s leading early music specialists, celebrated as a soloist as well as a director of leading ensembles here and abroad. Tassilo Erhardt and Claire Williams are regular members of SVF’s team of soloists. They are joined by Satoko Doi-Luck, a distinguished Japanese harpsichordist and composer, working in London.

Tickets: £15 (£7.50 for full-time students)
Booking opens to general public on 12 July 2021