Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi never met and never exchanged letters. And still they communicated. The question is, how did they do it, without telephone or internet connection? That’s right, through music. Bach appreciated Vivaldi’s works and often reworked them, just for pleasure. And he was familiar with numerous melodies written by his Italian colleague no less than with his own ones. Tonight’s concert is featuring pieces of both great composers, including “The Four Seasons”, admired by the audience.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 1 in G major, BWV 1027 (transcription for cello and organ)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (“Dorian”), BWV 565
“The Four Seasons” (transcription for violin, cello and organ)
Tags: Organ and strings, World masterpieces