J S Bach: Cantatas and Concertos7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
JS Bach Cantata: Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, BWV 152
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
JS Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Cantata: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182
London Bach Singers and Feinstein Ensemble
It is impossible to overstate the importance of Bach’s 200 cantatas, described by Stravinsky as ‘the centre of our European repertoire’. Amazingly, most of these masterpieces were performed only once during Bach’s lifetime. Some of Bach’s favourites, however, were performed several times, such as his great Easter Cantata ‘Himmelskönig, sei willkommen’.
The cantatas are here juxtaposed with two of his most beloved orchestral works, the sublime D minor Concerto for two violins and the fiery Fourth Brandenburg Concerto.