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August 2019

Edinburgh International Festival – Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 1

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£27

The first in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Aapo Häkkinen and Mahan Esfahani. Some of today’s finest harpsichordists join forces with the exceptional players of Scotland’s Dunedin Consort for a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos – for one, two, three and four harpsichords – by J S Bach. Five of the concerts take place in the remarkable surroundings of Edinburgh’s intimate St Cecilia’s…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 2

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£27

The second in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Mahan Esfahani. The second of six concerts in the International Festival’s complete survey of J S Bach’s keyboard concertos features a work that’s rarely heard. Bach left just a fragment of his D minor Concerto BWV 1059 completed, but the exceptional Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has reconstructed the work and performs his interpretation with musicians from Scotland’s fine Dunedin Consort.…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 3

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£27

The third in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Masato Suzuki. In a very special six-concert series at International Festival 2019, some of today’s most exceptional harpsichord players join the fine musicians of Scotland’s Dunedin Consort for a complete survey of J S Bach’s keyboard concertos. Brilliant Dutch/Japanese harpsichordist Masato Suzuki is one of today’s most incisive, elegant players. Alongside works for solo keyboard, he performs Bach’s spirited, energetic…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 4

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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£27

The fourth in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Christine Schornsheim and Andreas Staier. Two of Germany’s most renowned harpsichordists join the exceptional musicians of Scotland’s Dunedin Consort for the fourth in the International Festival’s major six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos. Both highly respected for their fluency, energy and sparkling keyboard agility, Christine Schornsheim and Andreas Staier perform Bach’s intense A major Concerto BWV 1055, and…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 5

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate
Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ United Kingdom
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The fifth in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Richard Egarr and Diego Ares. A charismatic, captivating musician, Richard Egarr – currently Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, and a regular and much-loved International Festival visitor – imbues all he performs with a sense of joy, adventure and searching intellect. He’s joined by fast-rising young Spanish harpsichordist Diego Ares in the fifth of the International Festival’s six-concert survey…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach’s Multiple Concertos

August 22 @ 11:00 am
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£11 – £35

The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos comes to a spectacular conclusion in The Queen’s Hall. The International Festival’s six-concert survey of J S Bach’s complete keyboard concertos moves from St Cecilia’s Hall to a spectacular conclusion in The Queen’s Hall. Four of today's most exciting, renowned harpsichordists make a rare appearance together alongside musicians from Scotland’s magnificent Dunedin Consort, in Bach’s remarkable concertos for three and four keyboards – from the virtuosic brilliance of…

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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach’s Secular Cantatas

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Queen’s Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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£11 – £35

Performances that entertain, amuse, provoke and surprise: Scotland’s Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s finest early music ensembles, its fleet, fresh music-making directed with exceptional vigour by harpsichordist and scholar John Butt. Bringing the Queen’s Hall series to a gloriously theatrical close, the Dunedin players and Butt offer a rare chance to experience the closest J S Bach ever came to opera, in two larger-than-life cantatas. Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde depicts a bitterly fought song contest between Apollo and Pan…

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