Elizabeth Anderson

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Part 2



Six concerts, seven clavicinistes, 24 keys, 48 ways of looking at Bach.

Bach specialist Elizabeth Anderson eats, sleeps and breathes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this rare solo recital, she shares her passions and deep understanding of the music of the master.

In 1722, Johann Sebastian Bach set out to explore a new way of thinking about sound. His explorations led to an astonishing achievement – two books of 24 Preludes and Fugues, in all major and minor keys. In 2017 we’ve invited some of Australia’s most accomplished, creative and adventurous keyboard players to take us on a journey through ‘the 48’, bringing their own insights and reflections to this music, as well as matching it with music that they feel illuminate and enhance these masterworks. This is a unique project across 6 concerts throughout 2017, celebrating the genius of J.S. Bach.

Each concert will be followed by a short Q&A with the artists, allowing us all to reflect on and interrogate the music of the greatest of all baroque composers.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Alec Tempelton
Bach Goes to Town

J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue No.9 in E, BWV878
Prelude and Fugue No.10 in E minor, BWV 879
Prelude and Fugue No.11 in F, BWV 880
Prelude and Fugue No.12 in F minor, BWV 881

Anton Hellier
Prelude from Ein wenig über B-A-C-H

J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue No.13 in F-sharp, BWV 882
Prelude and Fugue No.14 in F-sharp minor, BWV 883
Prelude and Fugue No.15 in G, BWV 884
Prelude and Fugue No.16 in G minor, BWV 885

Willard Elizabeth Anderson
Fugue and Blues in D Minor