Workshop on J.S. Bach WTC - by Mark Lindley - 2nd Dec. 2017 at GZ

Goethe-Zentrum and Hyderabad Western Music Foundation are pleased to present

"Expressive and Structural Intricacies in Bach’s Most Intimate Keyboard Music"

Friday, 2 December, 6:30pm
Hamburg Hall, Goethe-Zentrum
, Journalist Colony, Banjara Hills
Entry: Free & open to all

The 24 preludes in Part I (1722) of J.S. Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” are beloved among classical pianists but because of their unusually intimate expressive qualities, are seldom performed in concert. Bach himself is not known to have played them for more than one companion at a time. In addition to expressing a wide variety of moods, these pieces are jewels of quasi-mathematical construction. Dr Lindley will describe and demonstrate how the structural aspects of the music underlie its expressivity. The workshop can serve as an introduction to his website on this topic posted by the German National Institute for Music Research.

Mark Lindley is a noted musicologist as well as a historian of modern India and a teacher of economics (serving last year as the University Chair Professor in the University of Hyderabad’s School of Economics). He has published more than a dozen books and more than 100 scholarly papers. Born in Washington D.C. in 1937, he studied at Harvard University (A.B.), the Juilliard School of Music (M.S.) and Columbia University (D.Phil. in musicology), and has taught at Columbia University, Washington University, Oxford University, the University of Zaragoza (Spain), the University of Regensburg (Germany), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Istanbul Technical University and the University of Kerala.