On a late summer evening the celestial music of Johann Sebastian Bach is performed by three violins and an organ. The combination of strings and keys accompanied the great composer all his life. In fact his first job was that of a violinist in the Duke’s orchestra. Later, already a famous organist, Bach still played the violin at home concerts. And his organ works contain violin tones.
Tonight we are going to listen to one of the famous Brandenburg Concertos and to the Toccata and Fugue, the most typical pieces of Bach and of organ music in general. As for the graceful Badinerie, another undoubted hit, it is sure to make us feel even more summery.
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049 (arranged for three violins and organ)
Aria from the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (arranged for two violins and organ)
Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043 (arranged for two violins and organ)
Toccata and Fugue for organ in D minor, BWV 565
Minuet and Badinerie from the Orchestral Suite in B minor, BWV 1067 (arranged for two violins and organ)
Concerto for three violins and orchestra in D major, BWV 1064R (arranged for three violins and organ)
Tags: Around Bach, Organ and violin, Virtuoso performance