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Clavecin en Concert - Bach's Instrumental Celebration

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The works on the program of this concert are written in a lively and happy style, and each corresponds to a specific compositional model. In the Concerto in C major for two harpsichords BWV 1061, Bach pits the two instruments against each other in a form of dialogue that is reminiscent of a musical joust. The remarkable 5th Brandenburg Concerto BWV 1050 follows the Italian model of the concerto con molti stromenti, with flute, violin and harpsichord as protagonists - the latter for the first time in music history. The Suite in B minor BWV 1067 is famous for its final Badinerie. Throughout the work, various dances follow one another, in which the flute competes with the strings. It gives them a rich and velvety sonority.

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Sunday March 3, 2024 at 02:30 pm


Grégoire Jeay, flute
Benjamin Alard, harpsichord
Karl-Frédéric Bolte, harpsichord
Thibault Bertin-Maghit, doublebass
Quatuor Cobalt


Concerto for 2 harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1061

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

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