Ottavio Dantone director
Bach meant The Art of Fugue to be the pinnacle of his life's work, and even incomplete, it's still an unparalleled feat of imagination, intelligence and sheer joy in the act of creation.
Ottavio Dantone's spirited period ensemble makes it live again today in a vibrant rendering of Bach's musical imagination at its most transcendent - but don't just take it from us. In the words of Bach's own son Carl Philipp Emanuel, 'he possessed the most profound knowledge of all contrapuntal arts and even artifices, but knew how to make art subservient to beauty'. The Art of Fugue isn't just an insight into the mind of a genius, but music that speaks to the heart, even as it refreshes the spirit.
The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestrawww.barbican.org.uk
Opening in October 2013, Milton Court Concert Hall is an exciting addition to the venue hire opportunities at the Barbican. Part of a £90million development for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the hall boasts a maximum seat capacity of 608, world-class acoustic design and state-of-the-art technical capability, and is supported by a knowledgeable technical and events team.
Set up for meetings, AGMs, conferences and product launches, the hall is complimented by bright, open foyers that are highly visible from street level - the ideal space to host catering and drinks receptions.
These events have recently been added and have discounted tickets available
Date: 11 Feb Time: 19:30