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Bach: Brandenburgs and Beyond

Thursday 21 April 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Bach:     Brandenburg concerto No 5 BWV 1050
Bach:     Violin concerto in E          BWV 1042
Bach:     Brandenburg concerto No 4 BWV 1049
Bach:     Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV 1043
Bach:     Harpsichord concerto in F minor BWV 1056

Martin Feinstein: director/flute/recorder           
Catherine Manson: violin           
Miki Takahashi: violin  
Nicholas Parle: harpsichord

Bach’s years as Court Conductor at Cöthen were a time of enormous productivity. Unconstrained by church duties, and inspired by Vivaldi’s works, Bach took to writing concertos with great gusto. His works often featured one, two, three and sometimes even more soloists. The Brandenburg Concertos themselves seem to have been written simply to show Bach’s limitless abilities.

For tonight’s concert, The Feinstein Ensemble will perform concertos for one, two and three soloists, including the great concerto for two violins in D minor. The Ensemble has gained a reputation for imparting renewed energy and insights into these works. The Independent commented: “I’ve heard the Brandenburg Concertos so many times, and in so many contexts. Yet what the Feinstein Ensemble did with them had revelatory freshness.”

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 21 Apr 7:30 PM £29/£25/£18/£13/£9 Book

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