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Harpsichords in the spotlight with John Butt, the Dunedin Consort and friends, live from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Live from the Edinburgh International Festival the Dunedin Consort is joined by music director John Butt on harpsichord for a selection of Bach’s iconic work for keyboards. Joining them are three further leading harpsichord players; Richard Egarr, Diego Ares and Thomas Foster for performances of Bach’s concertos for three and four harpsichords alongside his lively Brandenburg Concerto No 5 and his Italian Concerto, which forced one critic to admit it ‘is to be regarded as a perfect model’. Presented by Kate Molleson.

Bach: Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C major BWV 1064
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major BWV 1050
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Interval: Soprano Birgit Nilsson, the Vienna Philharmonic and Sir Georg Solti perform highlights from Wagner's Gotterdammerung.

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Bach: Concerto for Three Harpsichords in D minor BWV 1063
Bach: Italian Concerto (arranged for four harpsichords)
Bach: Concerto for Four Harpsichords in A minor BWV 1065

John Butt (harpsichord)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Diego Ares TBC (harpsichord)
Olga Pashchenko (harpsichord)

Dunedin Consort

Kate Molleson (presenter)
Laura Metcalfe (producer)

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1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C, BWV 1064

    Performer: John Butt. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D BWV 1050

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort.
  • Richard Wagner

    Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene from Gotterdammerung

    Performer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Three Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063

    Performer: Diego Ares. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971

    Performer: John Butt. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Four Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Ensemble: Dunedin Consort.
  • Claude Debussy

    La plus que lente, L. 121

    Performer: Inna Firsova. Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Music Arranger: Léon Roques.
    • French Treasures.
    • ARS Produktion.
    • 5.

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