Sunday 6 June 2021 7:30PM

The English Concert; Harry Bicket director, harpsichord; Elizabeth Watts soprano

Bach, Drese, Krieger and Oswald


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  • The English Concert
  • Harry Bicket director, harpsichord
  • Elizabeth Watts soprano
  • Nadja Zwiener violin
  • Alice Evans violin
  • Tuomo Suni violin
  • Elizabeth MacCarthy violin
  • Alfonso Leal del Ojo viola
  • Joseph Crouch cello
  • Carina Cosgrave bass
  • Jonathan Manson cello
  • Mark Bennett trumpet
  • Sergio Bucheli lute

Tonight’s programme from The English Concert includes music from three German composers of the generation preceding Bach. Adam Drese was director of music at Arnstadt, where he died in 1701, shortly before Bach’s arrival. Like Bach, Johann Philipp Krieger was a composer and organist, as was Andreas Oswald; Oswald was one of Bach’s predecessors as court organist in Weimar.

  • Drese (1620-1701)
      • Sonata a6 in C
  • Johann Philipp Krieger (1649-1725)
      • Sonata a4 in F
  • Oswald (1634-1665)
      • Sonata a3 in E minor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • The Musical Offering BWV1079
        • 2 Ricercars
      • Trio Sonata in G BWV1039
      • Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV51

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