On Thursday 28th October 2021, Virginia will perform a recital entitled ‘An evening with Bach, Scarlatti and Beethoven’ at the 1901 Arts Club in London.
Virginia Black performs an evening of contrasts, moving from the stately Partita of JS Bach, to the brilliance of the rhythms and inventive genius of Scarlatti, to the passionate complexity of Beethoven.
Virginia uses her vast experience of performing the Baroque repertoire to great effect in bringing the works of Bach and Scarlatti to the modern concert grand, rather than the harpsichord for which they were written. The stately grandeur of the Bach Partita seems worlds away from the sunlight and vivacity of the Scarlatti Sonatas!
Beethoven’s great Tempest sonata brings a rush of adrenaline and a reminder of the stresses and tribulations suffered by the composer as his deafness began to take hold.
J S Bach
Partita No.1 in B-flat major, BWV825
Preludium, Allemande, Courante,
Sarabande, Menuets 1 and 2, Gigue
Keyboard sonatas (tba)
– pause (5 minutes) –
L Van Beethoven
Sonata in D minor, Op.31 No.2 “The Tempest”
Largo-Allegro; Adagio; Allegretto