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Bach’s Near Miss

Sunday 12th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bach’s rich musical legacy as we know it today is partly the result of a historical accident. When he applied for the position of Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche in 1722, Bach was only third choice for the post. Telemann turned the offer down after some deliberation and Graupner was not released from his post of Kapellmeister in Hesse. ‘Since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average’, the Council concluded, as it handed the title to Bach. Join us as we step back in time and explore the programme that Bach put together for this fateful application, a move that would shape the history of western music for centuries to come.

BOOKING OPENS 01/09/2018

Programme

Kuhnau Gott, sei mir gnädig
JS Bach Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe BWV 22
Graupner Magnificat
Telemann Siehe, es hat uberwunden der Lowe
JS Bach ‘Du wahrer Gott und David’s Sohn’ BWV 23

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Sunday 12th May
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

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Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

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Date:
Sunday 12th May
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,

Venue

The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718