Classical music

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Bach goes to Paris

Part of Classical Season

Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra.

It's well known that Bach never left Germany, but what would have happened if he had visited Paris during his lifetime? Would he have met Jean-Phillippe Rameau?

Rameau is often credited as being as great a baroque influence as Bach, but remains relatively unknown in comparison.

Johann Caspar Fischer was heavily influenced by his Parisian contemporaries – despite never studying in Paris – and his music is full of French influence, which can be heard beautifully in his Le Journal du Printemps.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie conductor


André Campra: Suite from Les fêtes vénitiennes
JCF Fischer: Suite No.7 in G minor from Le Journal du Printemps, Op.1
JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No.4 in D, BWV.1069
Rameau: Suite from Les indes galantes
JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV.1068

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St John's Smith Square,

Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA