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Bach’s Genius – The Motets

Elias Gottlob Haussmann, Johann Sebastian Bach, 1746 (detail) © Sammlung Bach-Archiv Leipzig

During JS Bach’s lifetime, in Germany and throughout Europe, the music that was performed publicly was almost always new works by living composers. The Bach motets were held in such high regard that they continued to be performed after the composer’s death. The publication of Forkel’s On Johann Sebastian Bach’s Life, Genius and Works in 1802 marked the beginning of what became known as the Bach revival. This was one of the earliest examples of historical research influencing concert programs. The Bach Motets were therefore part of a new phenomenon, which has resulted in audiences of today experiencing a treasure chest of six hundred years of repertoire.

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf BWV 226

Movement from a Suite for unaccompanied cello

Jesu meine Freude BWV 227
Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228

Movement from a Suite for unaccompanied cello

Komm Jesu komm BWV 229
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230

with
Roseanne Hunt – violoncello
Ria Polo – organ


During October, tickets to this concert are only available as part of subscriptions.
From November 2019, tickets to individual concerts go on sale, subject to availability.

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