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Thursday, 28 May 2015, 6:00PM
St Margaret, Lothbury

Walking to Fame: Bach's Visit to Buxtehude

Richard Townend

Why did Bach make his famous journey to North Germany to visit the great organist - composer Dieterich Buxtehude, when there were other celebrated musicians closer to Arnstadt? Did he have lessons from Buxtehude, take part in performances or perhaps seek employment in Lubeck? And what changes took place in Bach's music before and after his visit?

There will be live examples using the famous 1801 organ at Lothbury.

Organist: Anne-Caroline Prenat from Switzerland

Supported by Z/Yen 

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Richard is the resident recitalist at St Margaret's Lothbury where he has presented over 1000 programmes on the renowned 1801 George Pike England organ, once played by Mendelssohn. 

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28 May 2015

Walking to Fame: Bach's Visit to Buxtehude
Richard Townend

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