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  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017

    Lucretia's Last Breath

    6.30pm

    Handel & Hendrix, 25 Brook Street, London

    With Sarah Gabriel (soprano).

    Sarah Gabriel (soprano) presents this thrilling programme that tells the ancient Roman story of Lucretia’s last night, leading up to a brilliant, cataclysmic ending in the form of Handel’s cantata La Lucrezia.

    https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/lucretias-last-breath/

  • Sun
    29
    Jan
    2017

    The Workshop Ensemble

    4.00pm

    The Workshop, English Passage, Lewes, UK

    Celebrating 25 years of The Workshop Series, the current and previous concert organisers, along with cellist Andrew Skidmore, join forces to play a selection of favourites from the 18th Century, including music by Bach, Telemann and Fasch.

    http://theworkshopseries.co.uk/concerts.html

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017

    Feinstein Ensemble

    7.30pm

    St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London

  • Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017

    Passacaglia Coffee Concert

    11.30am

    Rook Lane chapel, Frome, UK

    With a line-up of viola da gamba, flute, recorder and harpsichord, Passacaglia’s intriguing “Baroque Undercover” programme celebrates Bach and Vivaldi. A glorious conclusion to the 2017 Coffee Concert series.

    http://www.fromeconcertsgroup.org/passacaglia-5th-february-2017/

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2017

    Bach Brandenburg concerto no. 5

    7.30

    St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London

    With Feinstein Ensemble

  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017

    Feinstein Ensemble

    7.30pm

    St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017

    Recital: Dreams and Dances

    8pm

    Star Anise Arts Cafe, 1 Gloucester St, Stroud, GL5 1QG

    Elegant and extravagant works for harpsichord from 17th century England. Includes music by William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Giles Farnaby and John Bull.

    Tickets: http://dreams-and-dances.eventbrite.com

  • Tue
    14
    Mar
    2017

    Dreams & Dances

    6.30pm

    Handel & Hendrix, 25 Brook Street, London

     

    Elegant and extravagant works by Thomas Tomkins, Giles Farnaby, John Bull and William Byrd.

    https://handelhendrix.org/whats-on/events/dreams-and-dances/

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017

    Bach: The Musical Offering

    7.30pm

    St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London

  • Fri
    24
    Mar
    2017

    Recital: Bach Well Tempered Clavier

    8pm

    Star Anise Arts Cafe, 1 Gloucester St, Stroud, GL5 1QG

    A selection of pieces from the great J S Bach’s phenomenal two-volume work The Well Tempered Clavier.

    Tickets: http://well-tempered-clavier.eventbrite.com

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    Feinstein Ensemble

    7.30

    St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017

    Bach Brandenburg concerto no. 5

    7.30pm

    St Martin in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London

    With Feinstein Ensemble

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017

    J S Bach: Cantatas and Concertos

    7.30pm

    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    JS Bach Cantata: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
    JS Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
    Cantata: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182

    London Bach Singers and Feinstein Ensemble

    It is impossible to overstate the importance of Bach’s 200 cantatas, described by Stravinsky as ‘the centre of our European repertoire’. Amazingly, most of these masterpieces were performed only once during Bach’s lifetime. Some of Bach’s favourites, however, were performed several times, such as his great Easter Cantata ‘Himmelskönig, sei willkommen’.

    The cantatas are here juxtaposed with two of his most beloved orchestral works, the sublime D minor Concerto for two violins and the fiery Fourth Brandenburg Concerto.

    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/cantatas-and-concertos

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017

    J S Bach: 48 Preludes and Fugues (selections)

    10.00pm

    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    Preludes and fugues in C sharp major, C sharp minor, F major, F minor, A flat major

    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/selection-from-48-preludes-and

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017

    J S Bach: St Matthew Passion

    7.30pm

    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    London Bach Singers and Feinstein Ensemble

    The central concert of this year’s Bach Weekend is a performance of the Matthew Passion, the towering masterpiece of Bach’s Leipzig Period. It is immediately clear from the scoring and dimensions of this extraordinary work that Bach’s intention was to surpass anything yet written, either by himself or by any other composer. The Gospel narrative is shaped and illuminated with beautifully set poems and arias, written by Bach’s great librettist Picander.

    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/st-matthew-passion

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017

    J S Bach: The Musical Offering

    11.30am

    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    With Feinstein Ensemble

    Bach’s visit to the Frederick the Great in 1747, the meeting that inspired the much-loved Musical Offering, has now become part of a legend. Frederick presented Bach with a chromatic theme composed by the Emperor himself and challenged Bach to extemporise a fugue on the spot using that subject.

    According to press reports from that time, the resulting improvisation astonished and moved the enlightened Frederick and all who heard it. On his return home, Bach wrote the famous ‘Musical Offering’ a complete set of pieces using the Royal theme and dedicated to Frederick the Great.

    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/the-musical-offering

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017

    Into the future - The chamber music of JS Bach and CPE Bach

    3.30pm

    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    With Feinstein Ensemble

    JS Bach Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039
    CPE Bach Trio Sonata in E, H580
    JS Bach Trio Sonata in G, BWV 527
    CPE Bach Trio sonata in B minor, H567

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was Johann Sebastian’s natural successor. Although his career could not have been more different to that of his father, they had one thing in common: both wrote music of heart-breaking beauty and melodic genius.

    The Feinstein Ensemble presents a programme of sublime chamber works, juxtaposing the music of these two extraordinary composers.

    ‘Feinstein has acquired a formidable command of CPE Bach’s very particular style. The ‘Sturm und Drang’ movements bristle and threaten, while those in ‘Empfindsamer Stil’ charm with deeply felt sentiment.’ Gramophone

    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/into-the-future

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017

    J S Bach: Harpsichord Concertos

    6.30pm

    Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

    With Feinstein Ensemble and Steven Devine

    JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto in A, BWV 1055
    Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
    Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor, BWV 1062
    JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
    Double Harpsichord Concerto in C, BWV 1061

    In June 1730, a newspaper article announced a new keyboard instrument, ‘the like of which has not been heard’. This was probably the powerful instrument Bach commissioned to perform his wonderful harpsichord concerti at the famous Leipzig coffee concerts – masterpieces which were to become the model for solo keyboard concertos for the next 200 years.

    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/the-harpsichord-concerti