Jean Rondeau plays Bach

Academy of Ancient Music

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Flamboyant, fun but always thoughtful and sensitive to the music, Jean Rondeau has blazed a trail for the harpsichord, opening the eyes of the world to its technicolour possibilities.

Described by the Washington Post as ‘one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage these days’, Rondeau has mastered a combination of Baroque discipline and jazz-influenced liberation that makes for enthralling performances that stop you in your tracks.

Rondeau has said that Bach’s music ‘is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us.’ With his fleet fingers and natural abilities as a communicator, he brings a spirit and relaxed eloquence to his performances that put you in touch with the inherent beauty of Bach’s music.

The performance is expected to finish around 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.


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