Bach, the Universe and Everything is a partnership between Oxford Mathematics, Music at Oxford and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment where we put on our very own Sunday service for curious minds; a place where music and science rub shoulders. And a place where you get to join in.
You’ve heard that some people find mathematics as beautiful as Bach’s music, but you’re not really sure why. Dr Vicky Neale is here to convince you it is, as she explores the intoxicating mysteries of prime numbers and how they push the limits of human understanding.
BWV 196 is one of Bach’s first cantatas, written when he was in his early twenties for a friend’s wedding. It features a striking soprano aria, and an overall theme of ‘partnership’, with two factions of instruments uniting to become one.