Tetzlaff Plays Bach: By the Numbers
When you attend an artistic performance, the audience rarely knows the nitty gritty details of all that went into presenting it. For 92Y Concerts’ opening night on September 18, we are breaking down Christian Tetzlaff’s solo performance by the numbers. The German violinist will be performing Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas in full—a marathon achievement. Here’s how the evening stacks up!
2412 bars of music (without repeats).
2400 seconds of intermission.
1800 eyes on stage.
900 glasses of champagne served at intermission.
380 calories burned (approx.) by Tetzlaff.
212 years since the Sonatas and Partitas were published.
130 minutes on stage to perform.
64 variations in the famous Chaconne.
17 years for Bach to compose.
12 years old—the age when Tetzlaff first started learning the pieces.
You’ve seen the numbers, now hear the music on September 18!