Bachs Musical Offering

Repast puts J.S. Bach’s great contrupuntal work in context by creating a setting for the story of Bach’s visit to King Frederick and the musical challenge he faced on his arrival. This program begins with "Entry Music" by CPE Bach, who worked in Frederick’s court, while audience members settle in their seats.  We then introduce the theme that King Frederick presented to Bach to prove his improvisational skills. Our performance of the complete Musical Offering, which Bach sent to Frederick after his return home, includes a movement by CPE Bach as a tribute to his father.



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