Bach, Alone and Together

June 28, 2020

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We performed our third monthly livestream concert on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern. Unusually for us, we presented music by the well-known and beloved Johann Sebastian Bach: one solo work each, plus the (undeservedly) somewhat less-frequently performed continuo sonata in G major, BWV 1021, thoughtful and poignant.

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most beloved composers in history, and through his long career as a composer he wrote over a thousand pieces of music. His compositions are revered because of their seemingly mathematical complexity, as Bach is widely considered to have been the greatest master of the fugue, and also for their great beauty of emotion and phrasing. His works were studied and revered by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms, among many others.

We will perform for you a few of Bach’s works for string instruments. Some are familiar, as the 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin and the 6 Suites for Solo Cello are performed often. We will also perform a lesser-known Sonata for Violin and Continuo, BWV 1021, which is equally elegant and beautiful.

Come experience the joy and beauty in this wonderfully complex and beautiful music by the Baroque era’s greatest master!

Program:

J.S. Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Continuo in G, BWV 1021
his D Minor Suite for Solo Cello
and part of his E Major Partita for Solo Violin