Bach Festival 2013: Matthew Glandorf: Bach and The Art of Improvisation
Much of the published music of Bach originated in his extravagant skill at improvisation, and much of his improvisation was based on the need for music in church services for which he was organist. In the same way today, Artistic Director Matt Glandorf, in his role as organist of Saint Mark's Church and of others in Center City Philadelphia over the past twenty-five years, has developed a remarkable ability to improvise on free themes as well as on hymn-tunes used in the liturgy. As a 2013 Festival… Show more
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