J S BACH Suite No 3 in C major for solo cello BWV 1009
FRESCOBALDI Toccata Prima (from 2nd book of Toccatas, 1637) for solo harpsichord
FRESCOBALDI Canzon Prima F8.06c for cello & harpsichord (from Canzoni da Sonare 1634)
FRESCOBALDI Toccata Settima (from 2nd book of Toccatas, 1637) for solo harpsichord
FRESCOBALDI La Superba (Canzon Quarta) for basso solo & basso continuo (Rome 1628) (cello & harpsichord)
J S BACH Sonata for Viola de Gamba in D major BWV 1028 (cello & harpsichord)

Adrian Brendel cello
Sophie Yates harpsichord

This concert brings together two acclaimed musicians to play the music of J S Bach and Girolamo Frescobaldi. Adrian Brendel needs no introduction as the cellist of The Nash Ensemble, and is recognised as one of the leading cellists of the current generation. Sophie Yates is award-winning and critically acclaimed, described by the Daily Telegraph as “one of Britain’s most talented harpsichordists”. Frescobaldi’s name may not trip off the tongue today, but contemporary critics acknowledged him as one of the great trendsetters of keyboard music of the early Baroque period and J S Bach acknowledged his influence. This Bachfest programme begins and ends with Bach, first a solo cello Suite and finally a Sonata for cello and harpsichord, bookending a fascinating journey through four Frescobaldi pieces.

This concert will be presented from the stage by writer and broadcaster Katy Hamilton, and will include a conversation with Adrian Brendel & Sophie Yates after the concert.


Single Event Ticket - £12.50 / £14.50 (incl. programme)
Festival Pass - £50 / £52 (incl. programme)

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Lady Strasburger