March 31: The All Bach’s Music Sunday at 2pm

Join San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez on a musical-historical journey, Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday

 This concert is designed as an accessible way to dive into the music and life of the unquestionably best music composer in history. Concert will include music performed and narration of vicissitudes and real documents surrounding Bach’s daily life –including his own handwritten letters.

 The young Bach who lost his job for pursuing his dreams

Prelude and fugue in C BWV 531

 

The man trying to understand the world with his deep religiousness

Prelude Chorals:

Sorrow: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659

Joy: In dir ist Freude BWV 615

 

The unquestionable virtuoso who scared away the presumptuous French and Italians

Toccata – Adagio – and Fugue in C Major BWV 564

 

The heartbreaking death of his first wife

Fantasia in g minor BWV 542

 

Finishing out his last words, blind, dictating notes on his deathbed (according to Forkel, 1802)

Prelude Choral: Vor deinem Thron tret ich BWV 668

 

But never forget his dark hilarious sense of humor –his antidote for this world of nonsense-

Prelude and fugue in D Major BWV 532

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National Anthem

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