Live at BBC Proms: the Dunedin Consort are directed by John Butt in all four of Bach's Orchestral Suites.
Live at BBC Proms: the Dunedin Consort are directed by John Butt in Bach's Orchestral Suites.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066
c. 8.25pm Interval. Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the pivotal role that Henry Wood played in the revival of J.S. Bach's music at the turn of the 20th century, with guest musicologist Hannah French.
Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Bach: Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Bach specialist John Butt and his period-instrument Dunedin Consort continue our series of composer themed nights as a tribute to Proms founder conductor Henry Wood.
They pair Bach’s four Orchestral Suites with four newly commissioned works taking inspiration from the suites’ dance movements – providing both companions and contrasts.
Bach's suites are interspersed with four new works from Stuart MacRae, Nico Muhly, Ailie Robertson and Stevie Wishart (BBC co-commissions with the Dunedin Consort: world premieres).