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Polyphemus Solo Series: Leipzig

  • 130 Water Street New York, NY, 10005 United States (map)

Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach is here juxtaposed with his predecessor in Leipzig Johann Kuhnau, to better understand the city's musical culture and Bach's later keyboard works. Unlike many great composers of the baroque, Bach and Kuhnau were primarily teachers. Their works needed to do more than please a prince; they needed to both thrill and instruct, delight and enlighten.

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