Date(s) - 06/07/2020
St Lawrence Church
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Steven Devine harpsichord
J.S.Bach 48 Preludes & Fugues (The Well-Tempered Clavier)
The Well-Tempered Clavier – two books of preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys – is the most famous example of Bach’s fascination with meticulously ordered collections of works exploring a particular compositional method or style in depth.
Within these 48 ingenious re-imaginings of the simple pairing of free, often improvisational prelude and the more strictly controlled contrapuntal structure that is the fugue, he achieves incredible variety, taking us on a richly expressive journey through many of the major keyboard styles and textures of his day.
Join us as we celebrate Early Music Day for Part 1 of a 4 concert journey featuring numbers 1-12. Catch the rest of this remarkable work across three different concerts within the 2020 York Early Music Festival.
Preludes & Fugues Special Offer: Part 1 Saturday 21 March (1.00pm), Part 2 Monday 6 July (7.00pm), Part 3 Thursday 9 July (1.00pm) and Part 4 Friday Friday 10 July (9.30pm). Book tickets for all concerts in the same transaction for just £48.00.
Early Music Day Special Offer: Hear 3 concerts in just 1 day. Book tickets for Steven Devine (1.00pm), Palisander (3.30pm) and The Brabant Ensemble (6.00pm) in the same transaction for £30.00. Individual tickets also available.
“[Steven Devine] … fantastic touch and élan” Gramophone