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Concert

Sun
10
Dec 17

Chamber concert on historic instruments

Bamberg, Konzerthalle, Joseph-Keilberth-Saal
17:00 Uhr

The baroque era witnessed an aesthetic sea-change: in particular, instrumental music broke free to become an art form in its own right. Increasingly, it was felt music’s goal was »to speak to the human heart«. This music has powerfully moving depth of expression, richness of invention, highly ornamented melodies and sometimes daring harmonies – a way of commanding attention, in fact: as one anecdote has it, Corelli was supposed to give a concert in a private palazzo. He began playing but a few guests carried on chatting animatedly. Corelli stopped and said: »Forgive me, but I was afraid I’d interrupt your entertainment!« This concert offers telling glimpses of the virtuoso world of the baroque chamber concert, which originated in Italy – but it also looks further afield: with his orchestrations, Charles Avison even managed to make England, which had held back until then, fall in love with Italian music. He took only the very best: the concerto grosso sound from Corelli, and spicy ideas from Scarlatti. Not long after, champions of the ‘empfindsam’ sensibility, such as Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel, paved the way for Viennese Classicism. Now »the feeling heart« mattered more than ever – as the saying went: »One must play from the heart – not like a performing bird!«

Angela Stangorra Barockvioline
Sabine Lier Barockvioline
Natália Nagyová Barockvioline
Anne Rothaupt Barockvioline
Manuel Dörsch Barockviola
Verena Obermayer Barockcello
Markus Mayers Barockcello
Georg Kekeisen Violone
Christopher Berensen Harpsichord (guest)

Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso g-Moll op. 6 Nr. 8 »Weihnachtskonzert«
Antonio Vivaldi Konzert für Streicher und Basso continuo d-Moll RV 127
Charles Avison Concerto grosso für Streicher und Basso continuo Nr. 6 D-Dur nach Sonatensätzen von Domenico Scarlatti
Antonio Vivaldi Konzert für 2 Violoncelli, Streicher und Basso continuo g-Moll RV 531
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphonie für Streichorchester G-Dur Wq 182 Nr. 1 (H 657)
Antonio Vivaldi Konzert für Streicher und Basso continuo g-Moll RV 156
Charles Avison Concerto grosso für Streicher und Basso continuo Nr. 3 d-Moll nach Sonatensätzen von Domenico Scarlatti