Beauty without end: chamber music of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by violinist Isabelle Faust and harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout.
The sonatas and partitas that Bach wrote for use at home and amongst friends are just as beautiful as his cantatas, and they contain some of his profoundest inspirations. Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout both understand this music from the inside.
In fact, when Faust performed the partitas at the Wigmore Hall in 2013, The Guardian praised the “variety and beauty” of her interpretations, adding that “This didn’t feel like a ‘period’ performance”. Though with Kristian Bezuidenhout as her partner, there’s no doubt that her performances tonight will be rooted in a deep and sincere fidelity to one overriding ideal: letting Bach speak.
Programme & Performers
J S Bach Sonata No 3 for violin and harpsichord in E major, BWV 1016 Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 Sonata No 1 in B minor, BWV1014 Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 Sonata No 6 for violin and harpsichord in G major, BWV 1019
Isabelle Faust violin Kristian Bezuidenhout harpsichord