BBC Proms
1 Sep 2012 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2012 Prom 66: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach Prom 66: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach

Prom 66: Cameron Carpenter plays Bach

Played

16:00 Saturday 1 Sep 2012 Royal Albert Hall

  • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
  • Toccata and Fugue in F major Toccata and Fugue in F major Also known as: Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540 (8 mins)
  • Partita No. 3 in E major for solo violin, BWV 1006 – excerpt (arr. C. Carpenter) (8 mins)
  • Prelude and Fugue in A major (6 mins)
  • Chorale Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen', (arr. Busoni/C. Carpenter) (3 mins)
  • Cameron Carpenter b.1981
  • Improvisation on B–A–C–H (12 mins)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
  • 'Evolutionary' Toccata in D minor, BWV 565 (after Henry Wood and Busoni, arr. C. Carpenter) (11 mins)

About this event

The first of two matinee appearances by the flamboyantly postmodern, genre-bending artist, equally at home on a Hammond, a Wurlitzer, a software-reliant virtual pipe organ or a monumental acoustic instrument.

Cameron Carpenter made his UK solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2008. His set then included an improvised sonata based on great British television themes. In his two consecutive afternoon concerts he concentrates on J. S. Bach, combining original works with transgressive transformations, not forgetting his own improvisational tribute to the master.

There will be no interval

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