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The Musical World of Johann Sebastian Bach lecture
June 26 @ 3:30 pm BST
On Wednesday 26 June from 3.30pm and 6.45pm at the Digby Hall the Arts Society have a lecture called ‘The Musical World of Johann Sebastian Bach’ with Mr Peter Medhurst. Music lovers generally regard JS Bach as the greatest of early 18th century composers. In fact, he is so important in the history of music that we close down the Baroque period with his death in 1750. However, Bach is also one of the most challenging of composers and rarely reveals the subtleties of his music on first or even second hearing, causing his listeners to feel distanced from some of the finer moments in his output. Using the 1746 Hausmann portrait of Bach as a constant point of reference, the lecture goes beneath the surface of the composer’s music to decode aspects of his musical symbolism, tell the story of his life, and confirm his importance in the history of music. Guests of members welcome.