Jeremy Denk Plays Bach

Filmed at Dunbar Parish Church

Available to view online from 5 Nov to 4 Dec

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

Preludes and Fugues 13-24 from The Well-Tempered Clavier

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Credit: Robin Mitchell

Performing Bach’s ‘Well-tempered clavier’ is a truly epic endeavour, demanding technique and musicianship of the highest order.

Jeremy Denk, one of America’s foremost pianists and our 2021 Lammermuir Festival artist in residence, is just the man for such a daunting task and in this concert he delivers a tour de force.  The characterisation of the music – playful, elegiac, brilliant and melancholy is brought out with sublime skill.

A superb solo recital . . . crystalline in clarity of his pianistic vision, the pellucid beauty of each phrase breathing with rich magic in Dunbar Parish Church.

The Times ***** (2021 Lammermuir Festival)

Filmed at Dunbar Parish Church

Dunbar Parish Church, Gillespie Graham's grand red sandstone gothic church of 1821 stands proudly looking out to sea.

Damaged by fire in 1987, its spacious interior was restored with a colourful mix of ancient and modern features including an elaborate early 17th Century monument to the Earl of Dunbar and some fine 1990 stained glass by Shona McInnes and Douglas Hogg.

Dunbar Parish Church