Brandenburg Concerti by Candlelight
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Handel - Water Music Suite No 3 in G
Vivaldi – Sopranino Concerto in C
Telemann – Recorder Concerto in C
Mozart – Divertimento No 1 in D
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 4
Martin Feinstein Director/Solo Flute/Solo Recorder
Catherine Manson Solo Violin
Robin Bigwood Solo Harpsichord
Specialising in the historically accurate performance of music from the 18th century, the Feinstein Ensemble’s concerts and recordings of the Baroque repertoire have been acclaimed internationally. The Ensemble performs often in London, including a festival of Bach at Southbank Centre each March and an Autumn season of Cantata concerts at St Martin-in-the-fields. International tours have included the Far East, Germany, the Gulf and Egypt, Israel, Belgium and Holland.
The Feinstein Ensemble’s collaborations with the London Bach Singers have included performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the St John Passion, the Magnificat and the Easter Oratorio, each of which have met with critical praise. The Ensemble can be heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and they have broadcast a groundbreaking documentary and live performance of Bach’s six Brandenburg Concerti for BBC Television. They have recorded CDs for NAXOS, BLACK BOX MUSIC and SANCTUARY and recently released a CD of Vivaldi concerti on Barn Cottage Records. This Autumn they will be recording two further CDs for Barn Cottage, both featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Robin Bigwood is one of the UK’s busiest harpsichordists, performing regularly as a soloist and as a continuo player with Passacaglia and Feinstein Ensemble, and also with London Baroque, The Sixteen, King’s Consort, Florilegium and Britten Sinfonia. He has also played with Parley of Instruments, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Musicians of the Globe and London Mozart Players.
As a recitalist his repertoire encompasses all the major works of the Baroque period, by J S Bach, Handel, Francois Couperin and Rameau. He also has a special interest in the English ‘virginalist’ composers Byrd, Bull and their contemporaries, as well as the C17th French clavecinistes Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, Louis Couperin and Jacques-Champion de Chambonnieres.