Tuesday's concert

The 18th century publisher and music critic Sheibe described Bach's music as "pompous, vain and tedious".
Nearly 400 years later, his music is more popular , much of it even being recycled to accompany advertisements for anything from cigars to banking.
The story of JS Bach is one of a penniless early 18th century German musician struggling to feed his huge family; the larger they grew, the more music he had to write (He fathered 21 children in total).
Tuesday's concert concentrates on the instrumental period which produced the violin concerti in E and A, and the double violin concerto. These will be played by Jack Maguire, recent co-leader of the BSO, and Fiona McKinley, Head of Strings at Canford School, all accompanied by David Warwick on Britains only working claviorganum and Stromenti. David will also deliver the epic Chromatic fantasy and Fugue.
St Clements Church BH14DZ (see www.multimap.com) has free parking at the East and West doors. Concertgoers enjoy a free picturesque programme, and refreshments are served at the interval. Jack Maguire will talk about the life and works of JS Bach between the pieces.
Concerts are supported by Bournemouth Arts, Boscombe Working Community Partnership and St Clements Church.
Please forward this e mail to any music lovers who like pompous and tedious music.
See www.stromenti.com for more detail and on line reservations, or telephone 01202 399114.


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