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.
J S Bach: Concerto in A minor for violin (BWV1041)
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for violin, oboe, recorder, bassoon and continuo
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.