Thursday 21 October 2021 7:30PM

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Bach: Before and After


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Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has been amended from previously advertised and will now be as listed below:

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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Every great composer is influenced by his or her predecessors and in turn influences others. One of the great exponents of the harpsichord reveals Bach’s own lineage in works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621), Hans Leo Hässler (1564-1612), Samuel Scheidt (1587-1664), Bach’s cousin Johann Christoph (1642-1703), Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), and Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722), and the continuation of elements of his style within the works of his sons Wilhelm Friedemann (1710-84) and Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88).

  • Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
      • Fantasia ex dis
  • Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
      • Partita on 'Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten'
  • Johann Pachelbel
      • Chaconne in D
  • Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
      • Allemande: Also gehts also stehts SSWV137
  • Jan Sweelinck (1562-1621)
      • Fantasia cromatica
      • 6 Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
  • Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
      • Frische Clavier-Früchte
        • Sonata No. 6 in B flat
  • Interval
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
      • Sonata in G minor Wq. 65/17
  • Johann Wilhelm Hässler (1747-1822)
      • Grande Gigue in D minor Op. 31
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
      • Keyboard Sonata in D F3

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