Bach-fest
March 1-31, 2022
11th International Music Festival Bach-fest
Theme: Bach & French Music
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March 1-31, 2022
11th International Music Festival Bach-fest
Theme: Bach & French Music
Day
Hour
Minutes
Seconds
Russia’s largest annual festival of Bach music held in Yekaterinburg since 2011. A meeting place for distinguished interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music and performers, passionate about the Baroque art. Every year the festival elaborates on a new theme related to the composer's work. The 2022 edition is dedicated to Bach and French music. The concert programme will include famous and less known works by J.S. Bach, and French music, represented by the works of his contemporaries and composers of the 19th-20th centuries, who highly appreciated Bach’s composing achievements.

Bach wrote many compositions under the influence of French musicians, at that time very fashionable and popular throughout Europe. It is equally interesting to research the reverse influence of Bach's heritage on French composers of subsequent eras. 

The festival is an opportunity to listen both to the music by Bach, and the works of his contemporaries from France, as well as French composers of a later time, for whom he was an iconic model.

Bach's music is universal: it can sound at all times of the day, at any season, on any instrument and in any acoustic conditions. In this, its unique nature resides.
Taras Baginets
Art Director of the Festival
Why is the festival unique
One of the major Russian events in the field of baroque music

To Concerts »»
Meeting place for the world-famous interpreters of J. S. Bach’s music

To Concerts »»
Six Brandenburg Concertos in one evening (March 31)

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Musical contest of two star organists from France on Bach’s birthday

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Wide range of sounds: strings, oboes, trumpets, horns, flutes, harpsichord, organ, piano, timpani

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В чём уникальность фестиваля:
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One of the major Russian events in the field of baroque music
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Meeting place for the world-famous interpreters of J. S. Bach’s music
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Wide range of sounds: strings, oboes, trumpets, horns, flutes, harpsichord, organ, piano, timpani
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Six Brandenburg Concertos in one evening (March, 31)
Listen to Bach
Concerts
The full scale of J.S. Bach’s heritage in one festival!
March, 1
Opening of Bach-fest: Bach & French Music
The Festival’s First Night is an intriguing mix of Bach's hits, the famous organ concerto by Francis Poulenc and Camille Saint-Saens' comic zoological fantasy Le Carnaval des animaux performed by the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Choir under the baton of Alex Dorkin.
March, 5
Organ Bach for beginners
A concert of J.S. Bach's music for young audiences - Bach's concise compositions addressed to novice listeners. A 60-minute programme with soloists playing Bach's favorite instruments - organ, flute, violin and cello.

March, 9
Pratum Integrum
Concert-invitation to time travel. We go back to the 18th century to hear how Bach's music sounded at the time of its creation. The Moscow ensemble Pratum Integrum will perform music from the Baroque and Classical eras on the unique early instruments.
March, 11
Cantus firmus. Organ Dialogue
The World of Chorale programme featuring men’s vocal ensemble of the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Choir will present Bach's chorales, hymns and chants, which served as a source of inspiration for composers of all subsequent eras.
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