05.04.17 Bach Reconstructed

Academy of Ancient Music

Bach Reconstructed

Wednesday 5th April 2017

7:30 pm

Robert Howarth director & harpsichord
Mary Bevan soprano
Reginald Mobley countertenor
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Matthew Brook bass

Concluding the season's focus on JS Bach, this concert explores another side of his creative process. Bach definitely knew a good musical idea when he heard one and in common with many of his contemporaries he re-used many of them in later works.

While we can only speculate on the reasons for the constant recycling, it creates some fascinating contrasts and connections that are explored in this programme directed by Robert Howarth. By re-scoring existing pieces for different forces or even assembling larger works from smaller ones, the very best of Bach's music could flourish in a variety of guises.

'The orchestra under the baton of Robert Howarth played with great verve and richness of colour.' OPERA BRITTANIA

Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm

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JS Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major (original version for strings and continuo) (c.1730)
JS Bach Cantata No. 42 "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats" (1725)
JS Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No.49 "Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen" (1726)
JS Bach Mass No.3 in G minor (c.1738)

Ticket & Booking Information
£15, £27, £33 (£5 for AAMplify members)
Cambridge Live Tickets 01223 357851

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