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Libby Burgess — Bach Project 48

Event Date
Sunday 12th March 2023

Chapel Street Methodist Church, Penzance



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Pianist Libby Burgess is undertaking a monumental challenge, performing Bach’s epic “48” in every one of England’s 48 counties, to raise funds for musical charities. The opportunity to hear them in Cornwall will be spread across four concerts of which this is the fourth.

Inspired by Bach’s own dedication of this music for ‘the musical youth’ and ‘those already skilled’, the project is supporting Help Musicians, Live Music Now, Future Talent and Youth Music: between them they help hundreds of thousands of musicians every year. All proceeds go to these organisations.

The Well-Tempered Clavier is a masterpiece of Western art, only rarely performed in its entirety. Each of the 48 preludes and fugues lasts only a few minutes, but they explore a wealth of characters, styles, and moods, journeying through the whole gamut of human emotional experience.

Find out more on the Project 48 website.

3pm – concert begins
4.20pm – tea
5pm – Masterclass with Jago James, Ben Pitchell and Julian Tozer
6.30pm  – Libby Burgess will perform the final two Preludes and Fugues to complete Bach’s 48

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