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JS Bach & Zaha Hadid: review

Manchester Art Gallery
03 July 2009

Chamber music hall by Zaha Hadid Architects

Has Zaha Hadid created the perfect place to hear Bach?

The word renowned architect has come up with a unique performance space inside the Manchester Art Gallery.

Billed as "a union of two true originals, three centuries apart," the chamber is hosting recitals of the solo work of JS Bach for the Manchester International Festival.

Music students Erica Buurman and Jonathan Martindale from the Royal Northern College of Music cast a critical ear over the acoustics and the performance.

"It was one of the best I've heard," said Erica.

Click on the player to hear the full review on BBC Radio Manchester


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