£14 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Students & Under 35s
BACH Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering BWV 1079
MESSIAEN Île de feu 2 (from Quatre études de rythme) for solo piano
BARTOK String Quartet No.4
Bach delighted in riddles and his ‘Musical Offering’, a collection of pieces based on a theme given to him by Frederick the Great of Prussia, abounds with them. Messiaen’s short Island of Fire 2, inspired by Papua New Guinea, is an intense and violent piece. And Bartok’s Fourth String Quartet contains many elements of the composer’s fascination with Hungarian folk music.
Marcus du Sautoy will introduce these remarkable pieces and reveal the mathematical secrets that lie within them.
Pre-concert talk: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS / 5.45 – 6.15pm, Crucible Studio Theatre
Ahead of tonight’s double bill, Marcus du Sautoy and Peter Hill discuss one of Bach’s greatest works. Free to all evening concert ticket holders.
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General sale opens on 26 January 2018 at 10am.