Lewis Kaplan, Director of the Bach Virtuosi Festival, leads a Masterclass and then performs Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, to wrap up the 2020 concert series. This free, prerecorded event was recorded at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Mr. Kaplan has refered to this piece as God, Music and Numbers because of the way that Bach used numbers architecturally in his music. This piece is arguably the most complex work ever written for solo violin.
“Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin, composed around 1720, is universally regarded as one of the greatest works in Western music,” says Lewis Kaplan.
Lewis Kaplan is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable Bach violinists in music today. To hear him offer a Masterclass and speak about what makes the Chaconne a masterpiece is a special event.
This is a production that will be enjoyed by music students, teachers and professors, and classical music enthusiasts.