Hear Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier' at the 9/11 Memorial

A young woman plays at a black grand piano on Memorial plaza as part of a special music program. Several visitors watch from behind her.
Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial hosted a special music program on Wednesday featuring staggered performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier,” known by musicians as “the WTC,” on four grand pianos placed at the four corners of the Memorial Plaza.

Pianists of all skill levels played the three continuous hours of music in partnership with the nonprofit organization Make Music New York.

Watch a portion of the performances below.

Make Music Day takes place annually in more than 50 U.S. cities and 120 countries annually on June 21. For more information please visit www.makemusicny.org.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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