Bach Laughs – Chico Bach Festival

Guest Lecture with David Yearsley, Cornell University

No composer’s image is sterner than Johann Sebastian Bach’s. Yet, his early admirers painted a more varied picture of the composer. Indeed, they went out of their way to applaud his comic talents, a fact mostly ignored by later commentators. This lecture takes a fresh look at, and listens to, the first Brandenburg Concerto (among other works), attending to the piece’s bizarre and brilliant musical ideas and gestures.

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Venue: Rowland-Taylor Hall
400 W 1st St
Chico, CA 95929
Phone: (530) 898 5152
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