Les Inventions de Bach

“Forthright instruction, wherewith lovers of the clavier, especially those desirous of learning, are shown in a clear way not only 1) to learn to play two voices clearly, but also after further progress 2) to deal correctly and well with three obbligato parts, moreover at the same time to obtain not only good ideas, but also to carry them out well, but most of all to achieve a cantabile style of playing, and thereby to acquire a strong foretaste of composition.” This long subheading to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Inventions” makes it clear that he wrote these pieces with pedagogical intent. Two musicians from Violons du Roy decided to have fun with these clavier pieces, choosing to play one melodic line each without changing the register or the notes.

The resulting music is delightful, especially since this “deconstructed” method highlights the educational character of the piece and the genius of its simplicity.

Les Violons du Roy

The Violons du Roy, a world-renowned chamber orchestra based in Québec City, offers music concert from the Baroque period to the present day.

Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines

The Pôle culturel, a non-profit organization, is responsible for managing the museum and its collections, and looks after the community’s historical and administrative archives. It also plans activities to promote the cultural, artistic, archival, religious and educational legacy of the Ursulines.

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In order to maximize your festival experience, we invite you to download the Printemps de la musique mobile app. It gives you access to the program, concert descriptions, as well as venue and route maps. It also sends real-time notifications about the number of people attending the events and status of the various activities.

If you encounter difficulties when opening the application, we recommend uninstalling it from your device and downloading it again.