BACH CLUB

Classical Guitarist Laura Snowden

Classical Guitarist Laura Snowden

Magnard Ensemble

Magnard Ensemble

The 18-30 Bach Club

Next Bach Club concert “Making Waves”  is on Friday 2 November 2018 at 7.45m, Gresham Centre, Gresham Street EC2, part of Bachfest 2018. 

Appearing this year Classical Guitarist Laura Snowden and the wind quintet The Magnard Ensemble. Tickets are FREE for 18-30s, £10 all others.  Enjoy!

 Our Inspiration “Little Paris” was how Leipzig in the economic boom of the early 18th century was known. Coffee houses sprang up forming new social arenas; new fashions and social conventions were forumulated, and, with the shift in perspective, a new and exciting platform for the arts was made, meaning NEW MUSIC. New to the town, in his first secular position as Director of Music of Leipzig University Students’ Musical Society (1729-42) J S Bach was already at the forefront of artistic life. In Zimmermann’s coffee house on Leipzig’s fashionable Katharinenstrasse, he headed friday night meetings – exchanges of new ideas and music – which would eventually immortalise Leipzig’s musical aesthetic and push tonal harmony and form into areas the world had never seen before. For Bach, the concerts provided a change from the formality of his services to the city as a church musician and his students created an opportunity for him to produce new works and adapt existing ones, performing them with Leipzig’s latest talent. At Zimmermann’s, music by Telemann and Handel was approached with energy, enthusiasm and an attitude of exploration. HIs famous ‘Coffee Cantata’ received its world première, and the concertos for one, two, three and four harpsichords were among other works played, with Bach, his sons and pupils probably as soloists.

What we are creating with the LBS Bach Club

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