Festival Concerts | June 9–16, 2019
Bach & Les Goûts Réünis
Keyboard virtuoso Luca Guglielmi is in demand across the globe as a solo artist and collaborator, working with such world-class artists as Jordi Savall, Cecilia Bartoli, and BEMF’s own all-star ensembles. For this recital, he performs on two of the exceptional harpsichords in the BEMF Instrument Collection, crafted after German and French models, to showcase J. S. Bach’s expansive tastes. Ever the musical polyglot, Bach immersed himself in the different musical styles found across Europe and avidly reunited these cosmopolitan tastes into an ingenious synthesis with his French Suite in D Minor, an homage to Scarlatti in his Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, and other extraordinary works for the keyboard.
“The whole performance was gorgeous and elicited a prompt standing ovation.”