On Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, the exceptional violinist palys Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, and Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005, in the empty St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. In these unusual and challenging times, her Bach interpretation exudes calm and confidence.
Due to the prolonged restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Accentus Music and Gewandhausorchester extend their cooperation to offer free streams on their websites. Every Thursday and Friday over the next few weeks, the Gewandhausorchester and Accentus Music will offer free live streams Luzern Events will now be available for 48 hours each time.We are delighted to partner up with the Gewandhausorchester in these times full of unexpected privations and to gift you with a few musical hours from the accentus treasure chest.
Everything changed for Sergei Rachmaninoff after 1917. As a result of the October Revolution, power impinged directly on his life – and on his art. The new political conditions forced him to leave his Russian homeland and flee into exile in the West. In order to earn a living, he had to perform for the most part as a piano virtuoso, constantly touring Europe and America. Which meant he had hardly any time left over to compose.