Mark Chambers musical director
Rachel Podger violinist
Thomas Guthrie stage director
J. S. Bach
Sarabande from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 (4’)
Cantata BWV No. 4 – Christ lag in Todes Banden (23’)
Chaconne from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor
BWV 1004 (choral interpolations by Helga Thoene) (15’)
Johann Christoph Bach
Es ist nun aus (Sterb Aria) (7’)
Meine Freundin du bist schön (22’)
The Bach family produced an incredible 53 prominent musicians over seven generations. The impact of this musical family over 300 years is extraordinary and for many music lovers, the genius of J. S. Bach underpins their entire musical experience. Early music ensemble Sestina, joined by acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger, explore love and loss in the Bach family through the music of J. S Bach and his uncle J. C. Bach, in this semistaged performance directed by Thomas Guthrie.
Kindly supported by Dame Patricia Routledge DBE
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