Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1974

Sunday, June 2, 1974
8.00 pm.
1974 season, 3rd concert

Third of a series of six concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall', given at St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1974.
Art of Fugue, 2 (c. 1748/50).


Quartetto Esterhazy (Amsterdam)
Jaap Schröder - baroque violin, viola
Alda Stuurop - baroque violin
Wiel Peeters - baroque viola
Wouter Möller - baroque cello
Colin Kingsley - harpsichord
Michael Tilmouth - harpsichord

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Art of Fugue ... J. S. Bach
Contrapunctus I (fugue à 4)
Contrapunctus V (fugue à 4, inverted subject)
Contrapunctus VI (fugue à 4, in stile francese)
Contrapunctus VII (fugue à 4, per augmentationem et diminutionem)
Contrapunctus XIV (canon à 2, at the octave)
Contrapunctus XVII (canon à 2, at the fifth)
Contrapunctus X (fugue à 4, at the tenth)


Contrapunctus XIIIa (fugue à 3, rectus)
Contrapunctus XIXa (alio modo, fuga à 2 Clav.) version for two harpsichords
Contrapunctus XIIIb (fugue à 3, inversus)
Contrapunctus XIXb (alio modo, fuga à 2 Clav.) version for two harpsichords
Contrapunctus XVIII (fugue à 4, four subjects) unfinished
Chorale, 'Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen seyn', oder 'Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiemit'

Series brochure: 8 pages
Programme Notes: 

There are no programme notes.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 65p
Publicity and Reviews: 

On p.7 of the brochure there is a list of lectures given in support and in advance of the concerts at 7pm as follows: Hans Gal, 'The Art of Fugue' (1 June), Rita McAllister, 'Schönberg, composer and painter' (8 June), and Peter Williams, 'The Goldberg Variations' (9 June).

[Reid] Professor: 
The Summerhall Press Limited, 12a West Newington Place, Edinburgh

The two harpsichords used in the concert were by J. A. Hass (Hamburg), 1764, and J. Kirckman (London), 1755; the pitch is given as 'low pitch (a'=c.415Hz).