ELOÏSE BELLA KOHN: THE ART OF THE FUGUE
An unfinished Bach work completed, and set alongside Ligeti.
Chamber music | Concert | Adults
The final, unfinished work by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) takes us into a world of unparalleled beauty and ingenuity. Although the manuscript provides no indications regarding the instrumentation for this contrapuntal anthology, its suitability for a keyboard instrument lies beyond doubt. To get a little closer to Bach’s masterpiece, the French pianist Eloise Bella Kohn sets her interpretation alongside another epoch-defining cycle in piano literature: “Musica ricercata”, written by György Ligeti between 1951 and 1953. This concert marks the Austrian premiere of Thierry Escaich’s new conjectural completion of Bach’s final fugue, written in 2021.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH aus „Die Kunst der Fuge“ BWV 1080
GYÖRGY LIGETI Musica ricercata per pianoforte