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The English Concert - Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann

Live from Wigmore Hall, the English Concert under violinist Rachel Podger plays music by three of the most important composers of the 18th century: Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The English Concert, directed by violinist Rachel Podger, plays concertos and instrumental music by three of the most important composers of the 18th century.

J S Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata no 42: 'Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats' (BWV 42)
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in B minor (Op.9 no.12)
Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor (RV566)
Telemann: Sonata [Sinfonia] in E minor for 2 oboes, 2 violins, 2 violas and continuo (TWV50:4)

8.10: Interval: Martin Handley talks to Rachel Podger, and music from Bach's great 1739 organ collection 'Clavier-Übung' part 3.

8.30:
J S Bach: Concerto in A minor for violin (BWV1041)
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for violin, oboe, recorder, bassoon and continuo
(RV105)
J S Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G (BWV1049)

The English Concert
Rachel Podger (violin/director)

An evening in the company of three great masters of the Baroque period, performed by two great exponents of its music from our own day: The English Concert continues its series of reunions and invites the British violinist and former leader, Rachel Podger, to direct the orchestra. Together they perform violin concertos by Bach and Vivaldi - whose energetic and lively concerto-style Bach made very much his own. Alongside these, a favourite Brandenburg Concerto and one by Vivaldi which may have influenced it, and an instrumental sonata by Bach's friend - and Godfather to his son - Georg Philipp Telemann.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sinfonia from Cantata no. 42 'Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats'

      Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Rachel Podger.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Violin Concerto in B minor RV 391

      Ensemble: The English Concert. Performer: Rachel Podger.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in D minor RV 566

      Ensemble: The English Concert. Performer: Rachel Podger.
    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Sonata in E minor TWV 50:4

      Ensemble: The English Concert.
  • Interval music

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Duet no. 1 in E minor BWV.802

      Performer: David Sanger.
      • The Complete Organ Music of JS Bach vol.8.
      • Meridian.
      • CDE84378.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Duet no. 2 in F major BWV.803

      Performer: David Sanger.
      • The Complete Organ Music of JS Bach vol.8.
      • Meridian.
      • CDE84378.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Duet no. 3 in G major BWV.804

      Performer: David Sanger.
      • The Complete Organ Music of JS Bach vol.8.
      • Meridian.
      • CDE84378.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Duet no. 4 in A minor BWV.805

      Performer: David Sanger.
      • The Complete Organ Music of JS Bach vol.8.
      • Meridian.
      • CDE84378.
  • Part 2

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041

      Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in G minor RV 105

      Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Brandenburg Concerto no.4 BWV 1049

      Ensemble: The English Concert.
  • Encore

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Air from Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major BWV1068

      Orchestra: The English Concert.
  • Post concert

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Divertimento in B flat major K.186

      Ensemble: Ensemble Zefiro.
      • Mozart - Serenades & Divertimento.
      • Astree.
      • E8573.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Divertimento in B flat major K.186

      Ensemble: Ensemble Zefiro.
      • Mozart 'Gran Partita' KV 361.
      • Astree.
      • E8605.

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