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Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom
+44 131-225-1900

February 2015

Coffee & Enlightenment / Why we should be frightened by Bach (and why we’re not)

Thursday 5th February @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ United Kingdom

Considering the sheer amount of music J.S. Bach produced in his lifetime, it’s easy to imagine his work being fuelled by a strong coffee. In fact, coffee was indeed one of Bach’s great pleasures, and the coffee houses of eighteenth-century Leipzig featured prominently in its cultural life, as a place where music and ideas were freely exchanged by artists and intellectuals. In this unique event, John Butt and Dunedin Consort reimagine the special atmosphere of the Enlightenment coffee house, performing…

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