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The Voice of Bach's Violin

Sunday, 23 October 2011 @ 5:00pm
Monday, 24 October 2011 @ 5:00pm



Program

  • Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019

    Allegro
    Largo
    Allegro (harpsichord solo)
    Adagio
    Allegro

     

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    1685-1750
  • “Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen”

    Aria for Baritone and Organ Obbligato from Cantata 49

     

  • "Wer Mich Liebet, Der Wird Mein Wort Halten" 

    Aria for Baritone and Violin Obbligato from Cantata 59

     

  • Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor, BWV 1017

    Largo
    Allegro
    Adagio
    Allegro

     

  • INTERMISSION
  • "Bist du bei mir"

    arranged for harpsichord solo by Albert Fuller

     

  • “Hier, in meines Vaters Stätte”

    Aria for Baritone and Violin Obbligato from Cantata 32

     

  • Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in A Major, BWV 1015

    Dolce
    Allegro
    Andante un poco
    Presto

     

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A Poem


    THE STILLNESS OF THE WORLD AFTER BACH, by James Roe

               to Lars Gustaffson


    Early morning delivery trucks
    rumble and hiss on the street below.

    Cars whoosh in the rain,
    their breaks sounding like piccolos.

    (Didn't John Cage say that the modern sound
    of silence is the noise of traffic?)

    Faint strains of last night's recital
    arise through the din: Bach's

    Sonata for Harpsichord and Violin in A Minor.
    The three voices of the opening canon
    wend together like polyphonic flâneurs.

    (A trio, Bach said, for two.)
    In the kitchen, my tea-

    kettle shrieks for relief.
    Dogs bark and doors slam;

    a train bays at the disappearing moon.
    And Bach's notes balance on the finger tips

    of my memory before taking
    flight into the pink daybreak.