Johann Sebastian Bach Concerti

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Date(s) - 25/08/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

St Mary's Church

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Saturday 25 August 2018
6:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Stoke by NaylandSteven Devine harpsichord
Claire Williams harpsichord
Tassilo Erhardt violin
Essex Baroque Orchestra
directed by Steven Devine

JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto no. 1 in D minor
JS Bach Concerto for Two Harpsichords no. 3 in C minor
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major
JS Bach Suite no. 2 in A minor

Four of J.S. Bach’s greatest orchestral works – but two of them in unfamiliar guises. The famous ‘double violin concerto’ is played in the composer’s fascinating elaboration for two harpsichords and strings, while Tassilo Erhardt plays his reconstruction of the lost original version of the popular Suite in B minor, for solo violin rather than flute. The D minor is Bach’s finest and most extended harpsichord concerto, a favourite with virtuosi from his time to the present. Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 is a radical reinvention of the concerto, in which the nine solo strings engage in complex and joyful interplay.

Steven Devine is one of Britain’s brilliant and authoritative harpsichordists, working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and many other groups here and abroad. In the double concerto he is joined Claire Williams, another SVF regular.

Tickets £18 (reserved), £12 (unreserved)
half-price for full-time students