Freiburg Baroque Performs All of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

imageHave a favorite Brandenburg Concerto? There’s a good chance that the the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will perform them at Alice Tully Hall on February 5.

The Gramophone Award–winning Freiburg Baroque Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center to perform Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos, perhaps the finest compositions of the Baroque era. True to 18th-century performance practice, the conductorless ensemble employs authentic period instruments to construct the six concertos’ daring scoring, unveiling trumpet flourishes, robust woodwinds, and soaring solo violin along the way.

Complete information on the event here.
(Photo: Marco Borggreve)

(Photo of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra by Marco Borggreve, photo of Pablo Heras-Casado by Miguel Peñalver and photo of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet by Paul Mitchell)

It was a jam-packed weekend for Mozart lovers at Lincoln Center!

Read what The New York Times' Anthony Tommasini had to say about the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra with fortepiano solosit Kristian Bezuidenhout and conductor Pablo Heras-Casado last Thursday night, as well as the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conductor Louis Langrée the following night (AND pianist Shai Wosner at A Little Night Music!) - all part of this year’s Mostly Mozart Festival.

Mostly Mozart runs through next Saturday.

 

"The orchestra plays Bach’s music as it should be played.  Johannes Adam, Badische Zeitung, February 07, 2011.

Tonight, join the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra led by German-Norwegian violinist and maestro Gottfried von der Goltz  in a night of robust baroque music on period instruments.

 

(Source: new.lincolncenter.org)

Here’s a preview of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra performing J.S Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to work up your appetite for an upcoming night of Baroque music.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, whose mission is to “enliven the world of baroque music with new sounds," will be presenting an all-Bach night with complete orchestral suites Nos. 1-4 on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall, as part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series.

 

(Photo by Marco Borggreve)
JUST RELEASED: The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will play Bach’s complete Orchestral Suites on May 1 at Alice Tully Hall, as part of the 2012 Great Performers season.
Over the years, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra has been a frequent presence at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Now this orchestra returns to the Great Performers roster after an absence of nine years with a May 1 performance in Alice Tully Hall of Bach’s complete Orchestral Suites, led by its co-artistic director, violinist Gottfried von der Goltz. As was common during the 18th century, Mr. von der Goltz will lead the orchestra from the concert-master’s chair.
Composed by Bach between 1725 and 1739 in Leipzig, the Orchestral Suites, or Overtures, are among Bach’s most glorious works and they, along with the Brandenburg Concertos, represent the only true works Bach composed for a chamber ensemble, rather than for solo instrument and orchestra.
(Read the entire press release here.)
 

(Photo by Marco Borggreve)

JUST RELEASED: The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will play Bach’s complete Orchestral Suites on May 1 at Alice Tully Hall, as part of the 2012 Great Performers season.

Over the years, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra has been a frequent presence at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Now this orchestra returns to the Great Performers roster after an absence of nine years with a May 1 performance in Alice Tully Hall of Bach’s complete Orchestral Suites, led by its co-artistic director, violinist Gottfried von der Goltz. As was common during the 18th century, Mr. von der Goltz will lead the orchestra from the concert-master’s chair.

Composed by Bach between 1725 and 1739 in Leipzig, the Orchestral Suites, or Overtures, are among Bach’s most glorious works and they, along with the Brandenburg Concertos, represent the only true works Bach composed for a chamber ensemble, rather than for solo instrument and orchestra.

(Read the entire press release here.)