Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.3, scored for strings, trumpets, oboes and timpani, is a series of courtly dances – one of which gave us the melody now better known as ‘Air on the G string’.
Mendelssohn, a hugely influential advocate for Bach’s music, once played the first movement to Goethe, who said that he imagined ‘a procession of elegantly dressed people descending a great staircase.’
Bertrand Chamayou, described by The Guardian as ‘a remarkable musician’, joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23.
Mozart wrote this to perform himself, and it displays the full range of his talent as both composer and performer. Sparkling outer movements frame an Adagio full of tender emotion.
RepertoireJS Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D
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