Bach Plus - Britten Sinfonia with Alina Ibragimova

Date: 19 Mar 2009 - 17:00
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Alina Ibragimova violin/director*
Jacqueline Shave violin/director
Maggie Cole harpsichord

JS Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor
Berg Lyric Suite
JS Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor*
JS Bach Art of Fugue (movements)*
György Kurtág Signs, Games and Messages*
JS Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E*

The towering genius of Johann Sebastian Bach is the focus of this superb concert, which contrasts four of his works with two seminal 20th-century pieces by Berg and Kurtág. The unsurpassed master of counterpoint – the language of the Baroque – Bach wrote his 'Art of Fugue' as a definitive exploration of the fugue form. Three Bach concertos are played by ‘scorchingly good’ (The Times) young Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova. Kurtág acknowledges his debt to Bach in his Signs, Games and Messages, which includes ‘Hommage à J.S.B.’, an exploration of a Bach-like melodic line.

‘With Ibragimova, every tone colour is at her fingertips, yet she's never the mechanical doll. She's already gone beyond superb technique; she feels and lives the music.’ The Times

In conversation
Free pre-concert talk with Alina Ibragimova
Cambridge 7.00pm

Ticket info £29, £24, £15 concs. may apply
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