Photo: Raphaelle Photography
Johann Sebastian Bach's (1685-1750) work is full of references: church music, of course, refers to biblical texts and events, Bach refers to and quotes himself and his contemporaries in his music, and Bach is referred to by numerous later composers. The apple has not fallen far from the tree, for the Concerto for flute and strings by C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788) is, according to many musicologists, an arrangement by someone else of the same C.P.E.'s harpsichord concerto, but it is not certain which version came first or whether C.P.E. himself composed both. The tenor arias and recitatives by Father Bach are from church cantatas that he reportedly composed himself. All three cantatas in the concert were composed and first performed in Leipzig. BWV95 'Christ is my life' is from Bach's first year in Leipzig, BWV 104 'Hear, shepherd of Israel' from the following year, and the Candlemas hit BWV 82 'I have enough' from 1727. The solo violin sonata BWV 1003 is from the Köthen period before 1720, but was not published until 80 years later. The lacklustre reception of the sonata and partita collection at the time would have made it impossible to judge how essential the violin repertoire is 200 years later.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788):
Concerto for flute and strings
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750):
Recit. “Ach! Könnte mir doch bald” and Aria “Ach, schlage doch” bald BWV 95
Recit. “Der höchste Hirte sorgt vor mich.” and Aria “Verbirgt mein Hirte sich zu lange” BWV 104
Andante and Allegro from the II Solo Violin Sonata BWV 1003
Cantata “Ich habe genug” BWV 82a
- Aria: Ich habe genug
- Recitative: Ich habe genug
- Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
- Recitative: Mein Gott! wenn kommt das schöne: Nun!
- Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod
Normal price: 18€
Other concession groups: 10€
Bundle ticket to same day concerts:
Fri 12.8. at 19.00-20.00 // Free Fantasia
Fri 12.8. at 20.20-21.20 // Bach – Father and Son
Both at Tikkurila Church
Normal price: 26€
Other concession groups: 15€
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