Time fascinated Bach; his music contemplates both eternity and the brevity of time. Bach was a man very much of his time, and simultaneously a composer for all time; his relationship to the legacy of history and to posterity is vigorous and multi-stranded. For the 2024 Bach Institute January Intensive we will go on a journey through time and about time with the master, to discover what he can teach us about our place in history, in eternity, and even in the score!
During the BI January Intensive we invite a group of auditioned talented young musicians for a 10-day exploration of Bach's marvelous cantata repertoire, including lectures, masterclasses, open rehearsals, and stimulating conversations. Bach's music is fully alive at Emmanuel Music; come watch us play in our living laboratory, testing and examining sound, text, and structure to discover the underlying messages in the music.