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Bach: A Transatlantic Alliance

The Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble teams up with students from Toronto’s Glenn Gould School for an all-Bach concert conducted by Trevor Pinnock.

Recorded at Wigmore Hall
Presented by Natasha Riordan

Young musicians from London's Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble and Toronto’s Glenn Gould School collaborate for this all-Bach concert, conducted by Trevor Pinnock. As well as Bach's popular 3rd Brandenburg Concerto (one of six works he presented to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt in 1721), the concert features the UK premiere of Józef Koffler’s 1938 arrangement of the Goldberg Variations (originally for keyboard). Scored for small orchestra, this instrumental version is largely unknown, which is surprising, given the popularity of Bach’s original.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G BWV 1048
Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Józef Koffler: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (UK première)

Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Students from The Glenn Gould School
Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: Academy Soloists Ensemble.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

    Music Arranger: Józef Koffler. Ensemble: Academy Soloists Ensemble. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Saxophone Concerto

    Performer: Amy Dickson. Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Carter.
  • Franz Liszt

    Concert paraphrase on an operatic theme (Verdi Ernani)

    Performer: Wai Yin Wong.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus Iste

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Director: Andrew Nethsingha.


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