Well-tempered Clavier Part 1 – LIVE STREAM TBC

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Date(s) - 21/03/2020
12:00 am

National Centre for Early Music

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Preludes & Fugues: Part 1

Saturday 21 March 1.00pm
Preludes & Fugues: Part 1
£16.00 (£14.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)

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