BACH AND ITALY

Italian influence on Bach’s harpsichord works

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

When Bach discovered Italian music, especially the concertos of Vivaldi, his writing underwent profound changes—a rationalization of form, a new melodic suppleness, the use of distinct sound layers, and a heightened attention to balance. To mark Early Music Day and celebrate Bach’s birthday, March 21, up-and-coming French harpsichordist Justin Taylor performs some of the loveliest examples of this repertory with decided flair.

Musicians

Venue

Bourgie Hall – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Ticket prices (taxes and service charges included)

  • Regular : 44 $
  • Museum Member : 38 $
  • 34 and under : 23 $ 

A coproduction with Bourgie Hall

Programme

J. S. BACH
Toccatas BWV 912, 913 et 974

Sinfonias BWV 795 et 797

Adagio BWV 974 (transcription from the concerto for oboe in D minor by A. Marcello)

Larghetto BWV 972 transcription from Vivaldi's violin concerto in D major op. 3 no. 9)

Italian Concerto BWV 971

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