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Bach: A Beautiful Mind

Painting by Adolph Menzel of a flute concert for Frederick the Great

There’s no one way to approach an artistic personality as unbounded as J S Bach’s. This weekend, some of our era’s liveliest musical minds engage with his genius – without compromise.

Dive into Bach's inner life over these three concerts. Explore the genius with Mahan Esfahani and author James Gaines, in the astonishing story of Frederick the Great and The Musical Offering. Meet the craftsman as Accademia Bizantina perform one his greatest masterpieces, The Art of Fugue. And discover the devout Christian, as the Academy of Ancient Music and Benjamin Appl present Bach’s transcendental vocal writing in a selection of sacred solo cantatas.