Listening Journey through J.S.Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier 1, 4th listening session.
The fourth listening session of the journey through Bach’s Well-Tempered ClavierBook 1 will take place on Friday, December 20, 7- 8pm at the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, 516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040. On the program: the Preludes and Fugues No 7 in E-flat major and No 8 in E-flat/D-sharp minor. Most of it is music of a beautifully contemplative spirit, perfect for the end of the year and the holiday season.
For a preview, click here: Prelude No 7 in E-flat major .
Summaries of previous sessions can be found on the blog Music, Life and other Challenges.
Listening sessions of this series take place every month, usually on the third Friday. Each session features two Preludes and Fugues in chronological order. The music is performed and explained by Maplewood pianist and teacher Birgit Matzerath. In the course of one year, we will explore the entire first book of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. The series ends on September 11 2020 with a complete performance. All donations benefit the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County.