Early Music Vancouver - Bach Kaleidoscope/Reimaginations
About this event
This programme takes on Bach’s love of adopting other pieces, as in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Strings, which he reworked for four harpsichords. Bach added at least four extra parts and restructured the fabric like a kaleidoscope which, when directed at a certain object, is reflective and imaginative simultaneously. Programming Bach’s concerto for four harpsichords gives Early Music Vancouver a chance to showcase four outstanding keyboard players as well as its harpsichord collection. It also features the excellent work of local builder Craig Tomlinson whose instruments are used by the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Opera, UBC and EMV. This concert is a celebration of magnificent polyphony, counterpoint and accumulated keyboard power, but mostly, it is a tribute to the immense wealth of Bach’s compositions.
This stream is available to watch until May 9, 2023.
Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Alexander Weimann, music director & harpsichord
Christina Hutten, harpsichord
David McGuinness, harpsichord
Marco Vitale, harpsichord
Chloe Meyers, violin
David Greenberg, violin
1. Concert – approx. 96 min programme
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
1. Concerto for 4 harpsichords and strings, BWV 1065
2. Concerto for 2 harpsichords and strings, BWV 1062
3. Concerto for 2 violins and strings, BWV 1060R
4. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1061
5. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto for 4 violins and strings, RV 580
This event was recorded live at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, Canada.
Available until Tue, May 9, 2023
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