Bach Hapsichord Concerti
Musica angelica strings led by Jeremy Joseph, harpsichord, joined by Ian Pritchard harpsichord, Davide Mariano harpsichord, Patricia Mabee harpsichord.
A dazzling start to our 20th Anniversary Season, with concerti by J.s. Bach for two, three, and four harpsichords!
Bach's inspiration for these multiple harpsichord concerti may very well have come from his very own children. "Among the six children from Bach's first marriage were Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, very gifted composers in their own right and great harpsichord players," explains Musica Angelica's Music Director, Martin Haselböck. "Bach arranged some of his best concertos for multiple harpsichords and orchestra, probably to show off the virtuoso playing of his offspring. We can imagine how very proud he must have been of his two teenage sons as they tackled the concertos' fast passage work so very successfully."
Now, centuries later, Haselböck has no doubt the four soloists joining Musica Angelica's strings will rise as brilliantly as Bach's sons to the challenge of performing these works.
The program for "Bach Harpsichord Concerti" is as follows:
Concerto for two harpsichords in C major
Concerto for three harpsichords in D minor
Concerto for two harpsichords in C minor
Concerto for three harpsichords in C major
Concerto for four harpsichords in A minor