Past Event

Isabelle Faust

11 Feb 2015

Please note that approximately half an hour before this event, tickets will go off sale online, by phone and at the Brighton Dome Ticket Office. Tickets will be available on the door.JS Bach

Part 1:
Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003Part 2:
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

In a breathtaking feat of solo virtuosity, one of the world’s great instrumentalists scales the heights of the violin repertory in a performance of the complete Sonatas and Partitas by Bach. The six works, completed around 1720, are hailed as having set the standard for solo violin pieces to this day. Contrasting traditional sonata forms with suites of dances, they include a wonderful array of styles, and the final movement of Partita No. 2 has been described as ‘arguably the greatest piece of music ever conceived for solo strings’.

Technically fiendish and emotionally profound, the Sonatas and Partitas test the limits of a performer’s powers, and in Isabelle Faust they have an interpreter whose insight and inspiration have made her one of the leading Bach exponents of out time. This is music-making at its most intense, virtuosity at its most dazzling.

Isabelle will perform the Sonatas and Partitas in two parts of three works each. These are bookable separately or you can stay for the whole experience with a extended interval. 

Book both parts together and save. Click here to book.

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