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19 May 2008
Bach, Brandenburg Concertos and Violoncello da spalla: a lecture in Fukuoka
18.05.2008 - The lecture took place in a large conference room and was attended by some 280 people. Masaaki Suzuki gave a general introduction into western music, Bach's life and work and Brandenburg Concertos. I spoke about the general situation with stringed and bass instruments before and during Bach's lifetime. The talk was illustrated by the demonstration of paintings containing violoncellos da spalla, as well as by the performance of a Prelude from the cello suite No.6 and two movements from a Geminiani Sonata for violoncello and basso continuo. Another lecture if this kind shall take on the 11th of June in Kawasaki (Tokyo). The tickets on all five concerts are sold out.