A programme exploring the variety of transcriptions of Bach's music that have been made over the years since his rediscovery in the early 19th century. It will be based around pieces from 'A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen', commissioned by her in 1932 from thirteen of the most prominent British composers of the time. We will also hear a couple of transcriptions by Cohen herself, as well as pieces by Saint-Saens, Martucci, Whitticker, Kempf and Gabriel Jackson.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet the Host, Antony
Antony Gray is an Australian pianist. He has recorded Bach, Goossens, Williamson, Carmichael, Brahms and Poulenc for ABC Classics and a recital disc for KNS Classics. He has recently recorded a couple of discs of music written for teacher and student, with his students. He won’t be doing that again. He also teaches the violin, and hopes one day to be able to play it himself, makes delicious beetroot wine and has been trying for years, and without success, to grow artichokes. He has homes in London and Marrakech.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!