Saturday 3 July 2021 7:30PM

Dunedin Consort

Bach and Buxtehude


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  • Dunedin Consort
  • Matthew Brook bass
  • Matthew Truscott violin
  • Huw Daniel violin
  • Alexandra Bellamy oboe, oboe d'amore
  • John Butt director, harpsichord, organ
  • Sarah Bevan-Baker violin
  • Rebecca Livermore violin
  • Mark Braithwaite viola
  • Jonathan Manson cello
  • Carina Cosgrave double bass

JS Bach scholars have generally agreed that the Concerto in A major, BWV1055, actually started life as a concerto for oboe d’amore - an alto instrument lying midway between the oboe and cor anglais - before Bach reworked it for harpsichord, which is the version more often heard. Bach served as the Director of Music for Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen from 1717-1723. The two principal violinists in Prince Leopold’s orchestra, Joseph Speiss and Martin Friedrich Marcus, had both been recruited from Berlin and the ‘Double Concerto’ was presumably written with these two talented players in mind. BWV82 was written in 1727 for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary. Its anonymous libretto focuses on Simeon, who, after seeing the infant Jesus at the temple, has no more need for earthly life.

  • Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)
      • Mein Herz ist bereit BuxWV 73
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Oboe d'amore Concerto in A BWV1055R
      • Double Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV1043
      • Ich habe genug BWV82

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