The Bach Players – new CD

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‘The orator and the musician have essentially the same aim: namely, to make themselves masters of the heart of their listeners, to arouse or still their passions, and to transport them now to this sentiment, now to that. Thus it is to the advantage of both, if each has some knowledge of the duties of the other.’
(Johann Joachim Quantz)

This recording brings together two wonderful demonstrations of the art of rhetoric: a trio sonata by Dieterich Buxtehude and J. S. Bach’s Musical offering. Bach’s work, written for and dedicated to the flute-playing Frederick the Great, is among his most haunting and enigmatic. The movements are played here not in the order often employed, but in a sequence that reflects their rhetorical unfolding.

As with all The Bach Players’ recordings, fresh insights are gained by placing the music in context.

Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707): Sonata no. 6 in D minor for violin, viola da gamba, and basso continuo, Bux WV 257

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079

playing time: 54:13

Marion Moonen flute, Nicolette Moonen violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord

Listen to extracts
Click here to go to the recordings page of our website

Accompanying the CD
A 16-page accompanying booklet includes an essay by Silas Wollston on ‘Bach the orator’. There are photographs of the musicians in recording and a note on the painting by Adolph Menzel that supplies the cover image. The CD and booklet are held in a packet made of card and without plastic.

The CD can now be bought directly from us
It will also be on sale at our next concerts in London (5 July) and Norwich (7 July)
Tickets for these concerts are selling fast: book now to avoid disappointment!

The Bach Players
24A York Rise
London NW5 1ST
telephone 020–7428 5865
www.thebachplayers.org.uk

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New edition of Music in Norwich is out!

Please to say that the newest edition of Music in Norwich is now out on the streets in hard copy and is available to pick up free from the Tourist Information Centre, Theatre Royal, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Arts Roundup racks and many other place around Norwich and Norfolk as well as a pdf download from this siteMusic in Norwich spring 17.jpg

The Bach Players at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich Thursday 18 July 2013 7.30pm

An Italian in Paris
Private music with an Italian flavour, for Louis XIV

Couperin, Lully, Jacquet de la Guerre, Rebel, Clérambault, Duval, Bartolotti, Charpentier

A summer concert of instrumental music presents a fascinating programme exploring the way French composers started to experiment in the Italian style under the influence of Corelli. The formal, rational French style pioneered by Lully was replaced by the more emotional Italian manner.

This programme includes what is claimed to be the very first French Sonata, composed by Charpentier for eight instruments.

You can also discover Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, who had quite a reputation in her lifetime, as a woman composer and harpsichord player, and you will see that this was well deserved.

Do not miss this uplifting concert, warm sounds and catchy rhythms uniting to create a perfect summer entertainment, with drinks in the Octagon garden at the interval.

Tickets: £17.50 & £12.50
Students & under 18: £5

Family ticket: £40 for 2 adults & 3 children

online, from Ticket Source
or from Prelude Records
25B St Giles Street
Norwich NR2 1JN
phone 01603 628319

and on the door