The Bach for Everyone Festival was launched in 2015 with the aim of bringing classical music to everyone. The programmes expanded continuously and by 2019 had become Hungary's most extensive classical music festival, with Müpa Budapest also joining in. Sharing the same values and aims, the artists of the Bach for Everyone Festival will perform twenty concerts at Müpa Budapest in March 2020.
As part of the Bach for Everyone Festival held across the world around the time of Bach's bir...thday on March 21, music historian Gergely Fazekas will be introducing anyone interested in attending his lecture to the remarkable world of Bach's polyphony.
Bach is to this day considered the greatest master of polyphony: his skill as a composer has never been surpassed, and his work has inspired countless musicians to achieve extraordinary artistic glory. The aim of the lecture is to use layman's terms to introduce visitors to Bach's use of counterpoint (with regard to such core concepts as the fugue, the canon and multiple counterpoint) and explore how Bach's contemporaries thought about this complex technique for writing music and why the generation of composers who came of age early in the 18th century considered counterpoint to be an occult science and a form of musical alchemy. At the end of the presentation, Miklós Spányi will lead Concerto Armonico in an interpretation of Bach's late and enigmatic work The Musical Offering.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest, Bach in the Subways
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