Bach's Partitas for Keyboard

The six Partitas for harpsichord are the last of Bach’s keyboard dance suites, stretching the formal structures of his French and English Suites that preceded them. They present new technical and musical challenges for the interpreter as well. Pianist Enrico Elisi will be in residence at Yellow Barn preparing to begin recording the Partitas in Milan, Italy in 2018. A particular focus of his residency is the infinite possibility of ornamentation and articulations in the Partitas. Building on his own interpretive insight, he will study those used by keyboard players who have previously recorded the Partitas, creating a compendium of possibilities that can be drawn upon in an improvisatory way. 

Residency Concert

Saturday, May 5 | 8:00pm
Works by Bach
$18 ($16 seniors, $9 students)