Bach's Partitas for Keyboard

Past event (2018)

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 Italy in 2018. The focus of his residency is the study of choices of ornamentation and articulations in selected Partitas as well as the variety of applied possibilities that the original text suggests. Building on historical evidence and his own interpretive insight, he will also study selected ornaments and articulations used by keyboard players who have previously recorded this repertoire, creating a compendium of possibilities that can be drawn upon in an improvisatory way.

Residency Concert

Saturday, May 5 | 8:00pm
Works by J.S. Bach