Sunday 24 November 2019 11:30AM
These two works date from the period of Bach’s life spent in Cöthen, in the employ of the court of Prince Leopold. The sonata ranges from the stately solemnity of the opening Adagio through a vigorous Fugue and a graceful Siciliana to a moto-perpetuo-like finale. In the freer form of the Partita, each of the main movements – Allemanda, Correnta, Sarabande, and Tempo di Borea (or Bourrée) – is followed by a Double (or variation).
Sunday 24 November 2019 3:00PM
Sara Mohr-Pietsch will interview Thomas Quasthoff in a look back at his international music career.
Tickets are still available for this event
Striking character pieces demonstrating some of the infinite variety of his musical imagination, Schubert’s impromptus were written in 1827, his ‘Gasteiner’ Sonata – which is conceived on a substantial scale – two years earlier in August 1825 while the composer was staying in the spa town of Bad Gastein.
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