Johann Sebastian Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Filippo Gorini Piano

Asked to describe what has occupied him during the past years of the pandemic, pianist Filippo Gorini answers: a »journey into Bach’s last work«. Whether in conversation with fellow musicians or by creating his own film material, his research goes beyond a purely artistic exploration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s last great instrumental cycle, resembling a documentary instead. The work’s profundity ultimately aroused Gorini’s wish to explore every minute detail of the 14 fugues and four canons. By complementing them with sonnet and haikus written for this context, he interprets Bach’s musical testament as a living organism, building a bridge to contemporary culture

through poetry.

This concert will also be broadcast acoustically in the courtyard of the Ludwigsburg Residence Palace.

Followed by a Meet & Greet

Please note that the use of the parking lot at the castle is not possible for this event. As an alternative you can use the parking garage Marstall. You can find more info here.

Image © Marco Borggreve

dates and tickets


22 May



Karten 35 ⁄ 45 ⁄ 55 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €