BeerBratwurstBach Round 1 | Istante Ensemble
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We like to think that as a father to twenty children, J.S. Bach would have appreciated a good BBQ, and that he would have invited a few mates, perhaps even a couple of serious German composers so they could complain about Brexit and the uncertain times ahead.
Bach's Second Suite is a collection of common baroque dances which gives special attention to the traverso - the baroque flute. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 features the violin, harpsichord and traverso again, with an exuberant harpsichord cadenza, half-way through. Zelenka came from a small Bohemian town outside of Prague and was a bit of an outsider. He played double bass, never married or had children. His music was in some ways stylistically similar to Bach's but he was better known for his unconventional harmonic surprises, contrapuntal harmonies and his use of Czech folk music. In other words, he was the long lost uncle at the BBQ.
Telemann got so excited about burgers that he wrote a dance suite after his favorite combo - the Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth…we're not quite sure if that includes blue stilton or smoked applewood, but it will probably be a bit sloppy. The dance suite is, however, quite the opposite, taking us along on mischievous adventures of aquatically-inclined Greek deities, inviting everyone to join 'Die lustigen Boots Leute' ~ the merry boat people.
Zelenka Hypocondrie à 7 concertanti
J.S.Bach Suite No.2
~ Beer and BBQ ~
J.S.Bach Brandenburg 5
Telemann | Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth (Water music)
£10 / £8 students (£12.50 on the door)
Istante is a European chamber ensemble formed by a new generation of period-instrument professionals drawn together by a common spirit of inquisitiveness and historical awareness. Its individual members perform internationally with prestigious period-instrument ensembles such as the English Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Europa Galante, Concerto Italiano, La Chambre Philharmonique.
Owing to its diverse cultural background, as well as its sensitivity to the specific musical idioms of each age,Istante is able to accompany audiences on a sweeping musical journey, with repertoire ranging from the late Renaissance to the present day. Its flexible formation allows for interesting and diverse programme combinations, balancing well-known classics with more original and often neglected works.