Academy of Ancient Music - Bach's The Art of Fugue

Wednesday 14 May 2025
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Four actors, four musicians, one unparalleled musical genius. From the theatrical imagination of Bill Barclay, a completely new journey into Bach’s astonishing Art of Fugue.

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Wednesday 14 May 2025 19:30
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Bach meant The Art of Fugue to be the pinnacle of his life’s work: an unparalleled feat of craft, intelligence and sheer joy in the act of creation. In this intimate, inquisitive piece of music theatre, Bach’s work and legacy springs to witty, touching, sometimes startling life, all illuminated by that astonishing music.


Because even genius like this is the product of a human personality. And no-one is better at revealing the imagination behind the music than director Bill Barclay – whose theatrical productions take the music as their script. Four actors create their own special counterpoint with the musicians of AAM, but always with one goal in mind: to let us feel the living presence of music’s most beautiful mind.



directed by Laurence Cummings

produced by Bill Barclay

There will be a free pre-concert talk in the auditorium at 6.30pm


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