The "Bach in NYC" Project
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 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 classical violinist Kinga Augustyn. The project entails the video-recorded performances by Ms. Augustyn of a number of works for solo violin by J.S. Bach including the Three Sonatas and Partitas, as well as pieces by other composers inspired by the works of Bach. The performances will be recorded inside several New York City churches noted for their outstanding acoustics and beautiful interiors.
As of June 2018, the following works have been recorded on location at:
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church. 2345 University Ave.,Bronx, New York City
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin. BWV 1003
Saint Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church, 101 East 7th Street, New York City
J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3, BWV 1006
Eugene Ysaye: Sonata No. 2