Bach To Einaudi: Aoife Nic Athlaoich & Lynda O'connor

Bach To Einaudi: Aoife Nic Athlaoich & Lynda O'connor

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1.00pm

Explore the much-loved music of Bach and Enaudi. Bach, the father of all music, influenced Ludovico Einaudi greatly at the beginning of his musical journey and has stayed with him throughout his amazing career.

Bach to Einaudi will explore some of the most treasured music by Bach and Einaudi over the course of three one-hour musical segments. Curated by Dr. Fionnuala Moynihan (piano), this musical voyage promises to be an unforgettable event in Cork’s musical calendar in 2022.

Bach : Cello suite No.2 in D minor BWV 1008

Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello)

Bach wrote six cello suites for solo cello and each one displays Bach’s unique ability to compose soaring melodic lines that fall so naturally for the instrument. Each suite demands sensitivity, virtuosity, curiosity and charm from the interpreter.

Movements: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Minuet I/II, Gigue

Bach: Chaconne for solo violin from Partita no.2 in D minor.

Lynda O’Connor (violin)

This famous work was first published in 1720 and is the final movement of Bach’s Partita no.2 for Violin in D minor. Bach’s unique understanding of the musical language of the violin and of its related playing techniques is demonstrated throughout this cherished composition. Tightly woven counterpoint and intricate harmonies abound in this masterful work.

Einaudi: Nuvole Bianche (violin and cello)

One of Einaudi’s most celebrated compositions. The title translates to ‘White Clouds’. This was released in 2004 as part of Einaudi’s album entitled: Una Mattina.

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