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What Bach Heard: Instrumental
Music from Eisenach, Arnstadt, Weimar, Köthen, and Leipzig

Friday, June 19 | 8pm

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

15 N Smallwood Street at Washington Street

As a child and young composer from a musical family, J.S. Bach heard music composed both locally and from faraway parts of the fragmented German lands. ACRONYM presents a selection of this distinct and beautiful repertory, including sonatas and dances by composers Dietrich Buxtehude, Heinrich Bach (Johann's uncle), Johann Rosenmüller, and others. This rarely heard music captures the diverse sounds of old Germany that would become the inimitable and influential musical language of J.S. Bach.



Played with consummate style, grace and unity of spirit. —The New York Times

Groundbreaking … gutsy, fresh explorations. —Early Music America

Rich-textured ... emotionally charged ... well-played performances. —Philadelphia Inquirer

Wonderful music ... played with textual clarity and warmth. —The Strad

Played with expertise, enthusiasm, and an almost tactile sense of timbre.—Gramophone

This was music played as part of a living tradition, with a sense of normalcy that is the foundation of authenticity. —New York Classical Review

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