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Bach: The Musical Offering with Levon Chilingirian & Friends


JS Bach, arr. H David Das Musikalische Opfer (The Musical Offering), BWV1079

Levon Chilingirian violin (Chilingirian Quartet)
Ronald Birks violin (Chilingirian Quartet)
Susie Mészáros viola (Chilingirian Quartet)
Steve Orton cello (Chilingirian Quartet)

Roy Carter oboe
Paul Edmund Davis flute
Prunella Pacey viola
Toby White cello
Enno Senft bass
John Constable harpsichord


Bach’s ‘Musical Offering’, one of the most celebrated works in classical music, was composed near the end of his life in 1747. Bach was visiting his son CPE Bach, King Frederick the Great’s Court Composer, at his residence in Potsdam, when Frederick – in the process of showing off his acquisition of a new fortepiano – gave the old Bach a complex theme to see if he could develop it into a 6-part fugue. The subsequent set of pieces he composed, known as the ‘Musical Offering’, has become the stuff of legend.

Violinist Levon Chilingirian leads a large chamber ensemble of ten musicians in this famous arrangement by German-American musicologist and Bach scholar, Hans Theodore David (1902-1967), for flute, oboe, pairs each of violins, violas and cellos, with double bass and harpsichord.


Clock6.30pm Sunday, 13th November 2016

Foyer Performance, FREE - Timothée Botbol, cello - Sunday 13th November, 5.45pm


Bach Suite for Solo Cello no 5 in C minor BWV 1011
Prélude – Allemande – Courante – Sarabande – Gavotte I&II – Gigue

As an echo to the LCMS concert evolving around baroque music themed repertoire, Timothée Botbol will perform Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello no 5 in C minor BWV 1011, one of the major works for solo cello.


London-based Swiss Cellist Timothée Botbol is currently studying for an Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music where he is an RCM Scholar supported by a Musicians’ Company Lambert Studentship. He is also a Yeomen of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Recent solo performances include in cities such as Geneva, Perugia, Panicale, and in London at venues such as Charlton House and St. Mary-at-Hill Church. Upcoming concerts include venues such as Chapel Royal – Hampton Court and cities such Stowmarket, Suffolk, and Beaconsfield. He holds the Musicians’ Company Lambert Studentship RCM Award, the A. F. Marescotti – City of Carouge Award and is supported by the Francis & Marie-France Minkoff foundation.



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