• An Introduction to Before Bach

    Among the many highlights of Carnegie Hall's recently announced 2014–2015 season is Before Bach, a month-long focus in April 2015 on extraordinary music written before 1685–the birth year of both Bach and Handel–and the pioneering performers who have championed its resurgence. Featured performers include some of the world's most exciting early music artists—L'Arpeggiata led by Christina Pluhar; Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir; Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec led by Bernard Labadie; viola da gamba master Jordi Savall in solo recital and as leader of Le Concert des Nations; harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout; vocal ensembles Pomerium and I Fagiolini; and renowned British vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars with founder and director Peter Phillips.

    Peter Phillips, Jordi Savall, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner introduce Before Bach.


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