Fantastic Bach!
Stylus Fantasticus


Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA


Andrew Fouts

Johann Andrew Fouts

Leon Schelhase

Justin Wallace


The influence of the 17th-century instrumental stylus fantasticus can be heard in numerous works of J.S. Bach. Andrew Fouts and Justin Wallace present a special program that highlights this fantastic tradition. We’ll hear path-breaking works by Bach’s virtuosic German predecessors—Dietrich Buxtehude, Johan Paul von Westhoff, Johann Jakob Walther, and Heinrich Biber—but you especially won’t want to miss Bach’s brilliant Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E Major, BWV 1016.

Andrew Fouts, violin
Justin Wallace, harpsichord

Read the Program Notes

Running time: approximately 60 minutes

William B. Munier, MD, underwriter


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