Following two tender chorales, enjoy music by two later composers whose music builds on Bach’s legacy. Stravinsky’s rhythmically charged Concertino for String Quartet packs a kaleidoscope of colours into just eight minutes of music, while violinist Adrián Varela presents his own arrangement of one of Astor Piazzolla’s richest orchestral works. Named after a Uruguayan holiday resort where Piazzolla spent many fondly-remembered summers, the Suite Punta del Este combines Piazzolla’s tango heritage with his love of Baroque and classical forms.
This concert is part of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series.
PerformersAdrián Varela violin
RepertoireJS Bach: Contrapunctus 1; Canon per augmentationem in contrario motu from The Art of Fugue; Chorale, Aus meines Herzens Grunde, BWV.269; Chorale-prelude, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV.638
Philippe Herreweghe, one of the great exponents of Baroque and classical music, joins the full Orchestra for a programme of Bach and Mozart in the evening programme at 7.30pm, culminating in the majestic Jupiter Symphony.
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