Sonya Bach Plays J.S. Bach

December 13, 2017, 9:00 am

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For such a great virtuoso of both harpsichord and organ, it is remarkable that J.S. Bach composed only one original work for keyboard and orchestra: the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, which with its huge 65-bar cadenza in the first movement created the blueprint for all piano concertos that followed. However, Bach, the great arranger, turned to his other concertos and created works that give us an idea of his ability as a player, but also his genius in transcription, often taking great liberties with the original material to create new concertos. Korean pianist Sonya Bach surveys these landmark works with the English Chamber Orchestra.