mit Antoine Tamestit
Genuinely old and highly lively: For a long time now, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin has been demonstrating several times each season just how stirring music of the 18th and early 19th centuries can sound, often together with outstanding soloists.
Like the French viola soloist Antoine Tamestit, who is not only one of the former Artists in Residence, but also one of the most sought-after performers on his special instrument. On this concert evening, at any rate, the sky is not full of violins, but full of violas:
A Concerto Grosso by Handel will be followed by solo concertos by Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach - some original, some interesting arrangements for viola - and works by the two composers, including the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, which dispense with violins in favor of solo violas.
- George Frideric Handel - Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 6 No. 8 HWV 328
- Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for viola, strings and basso continuo in G major
- Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for viola, strings and basso continuo (reconstruction based on movements from the cantatas BWV 169 and BWV 49 and the harpsichord concerto in E major BWV 1053)
- Johann Sebastian Bach - Concerto for two violas, two viola da gamba, violoncello, violone and harpsichord in D minor (based on the Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G minor BWV 1029 arranged by Peter Willliams and John Hsu)
- Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto for two violas, strings and basso continuo in G major
- Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major BWV 1051
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Bernhard Forck (Konzertmeister)
Konzerthaus Berlin - Großer Saal