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The Bad-Tempered Electronic Keyboard

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International Anthony Burgess Foundation

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Renowned pianist Stephane Ginsburgh (Ictus Ensemble) plays selections from Anthony Burgess's preludes, plus Bach and Shostakovich.

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We are delighted to welcome acclaimed pianist Stephane Ginsburgh to the Burgess Foundation for a special concert performance.

Anthony Burgess composed a set of 24 Preludes and Fugues called The Bad-Tempered Electronic Keyboard, written to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. This ingenious and inventive piece, with its brief romantic and music hall elements, oscillates between the classicism of Bach and the modernity of Shostakovich, whose own set of Preludes and Fugues had been written in 1950–51.

Stephane will play selections from Anthony Burgess's fascinating cycle on Anthony Burgess's own Bösendorfer piano, alongside preludes and fugues by Bach and Shostakovich. The concert will also include Beethoven's sonata op.110, one of his finest late works.

Stephane Ginsburgh has performed concerts worldwide at festivals including Agora Ircam, Ars Musica, Bach Academie Brugge, Festival van Vlaanderen, Transit, Tzlil Meudcan, Festival de Marseille, Quincena Musical, Imatronic/ZKM, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Gaida Festival, and the Ultima Oslo. He explores an extensive repertoire and is also known for experimenting with new configurations including voice, percussion, acting and electronics. He regularly plays with the Ictus Ensemble.

Photo: ©Marc-Henri Cykiert, Brussels, 2019

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