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Cancelled: A Musical Offering
Part of: Orchestral Concerts
Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:00pm Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall Directions
OSL Box Office: 212.594.6100 x2
In May 1747, King Frederick the Great of Prussia presented Bach with an interesting musical challenge: to compose a fugue based on a simple musical theme. From this challenge came A Musical Offering, a monumental composition based on Frederick the Great’s theme. A Musical Offering consists of two multi-voice fugues, ten canons, and a four movement trio sonata with a flute solo written to honor Frederick the Great, a trained flutist.
Johann Sebastian Bach
A Musical Offering