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String soloists in Bach marathon

Viktoria Mullova and Alban Gerhardt star in nine-hour Royal Albert Hall event

Tuesday, 05 February 2013

Violinist Viktoria Mullova (left) and cellist Alban Gerhardt will feature in a nine-hour celebration of Bach's music at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Easter Monday, 1 April.

John Eliot Gardiner leads the Bach Marathon day, conducting the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in two Bach cantatas – Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV225, and Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4 – and the evening performance of the B minor Mass.

During the afternoon, Mullova will play the Partita no.2 in D minor BWV1004, and Gerhardt will perform the Cello Suite no.6 in D major BWV1012. Other solo performers include pianist Joanna MacGregor and organist John Butt.

photo: Nick White

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