Bach in NYC
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach has been a force of immense power in the the evolution of Western music. It has influenced many composers and performers including Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Mendelssohn. Virtually every composer studies Bach’s music for its structure and musical language before developing their own individual style. While not widely recognized during his lifetime, today Bach’s music is revered for its intellectual and emotional depth, technical command, and artistic beauty.
Bach in NYC is a music video project created by New York City-based concert violinist Kinga Augustyn. The project travels to various places of worship (mainly churches and synagogues) throughout the five boroughs of NYC, and features the first ever complete video performance of the Three Sonatas and Three Partitas by J. S. Bach. All the venues are noted for their outstanding acoustics, beautiful interiors, and uniqueness. Most of them are hidden gems of this great city. Upon completion the videos will be released on Centaur Records.
The following places of worship have so far participated in the project:
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church. 2345 University Ave., Bronx, New York City
Saint Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church, 101 East 7th Street, New York City
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 4th Ave., New York City
Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, New York City
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 309 St. Paul Ave., Staten Island, New York City