Bach’s Musical Offering
Alexander Weimann, harpsichord; Chloe Meyers, violin; Soile Stratkauskas, flute; Beiliang Zhu, cello
Coach House, Green College, UBC
Tuesday, January 24, 5-6:30 pm, reception to followin the series
Early Music Vancouver at Green College
The Musical Offering was initiated in 1747 when Frederick the Great, King Frederick II of Prussia, himself a superb flutist, gave to Bach a complicated theme upon which Bach improvised to the astonishment of all present. Within the next few weeks Bach perfected and presented to Frederick a composition which exhibits Bach’s boundless imagination and profound depth of expression in a brilliant set of canons and fugues, and a trio sonata that is without parallel in 18th-century chamber music, all based on this royal theme.
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Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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