Die Familie Bach (CANCELLED)
The Father, the Son and the Godfather
J. S. Bach – C. P. E. Bach – Telemann
Anton Steck, violin and leader
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Due to the profession being passed on from father to son since the latter part of the 16th century, music was a natural career path for Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons. The astonishingly musical family tree culminated in Johann Sebastian and his sons. Father Bach created a unique style where he combined both old and new. His sons stayed more strictly to the musical streams that were current during the middle of the 18th century, which pioneered the classicism. The laboratory for the new style was the symphony, the modern and abstract orchestral music. In the symphony that we hear today, composed by Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel, the composer stretch the lines like mercury.
If the symphonies were the product of the new age, the dance suite belonged to the baroque era. In the suites of Johann Sebastian the French dance parts are crystallized to pure elegance. Tonight the vivid Suite No. 1 is performed. The German violinist Anton Steck is the guest of the evening and he also performs Bach’s violin concerto in A minor.
Alongside the dance suites we also have the concerto among the main baroque composing styles. The concerto with its different instrument combinations could take the most imaginative forms and Georg Philipp Telemann was a master in this specific field. He was a good friend of Bach and the godfather of Carl Philipp Emanuel – the boy got his middle name from him. The versatile Telemann was also a master when it comes to the French style, which can be heard in the emotional concerto composed for two oboes and the bassoon.
Duration: 1 h 15 min (no intermission)
Concert programme (in Finnish)
Only just under half of the normal amount of tickets to the concerts of The Residency Series at the House of Nobility will be up for sale, and the seats for the audience are placed with a large enough distance from each other. During the concerts there will be no intermission nor sale of physical programs or food. Serial tickets won’t be sold at all.
The doors to the House of nobility will open 30 minutes before the concert begins. The audience will be directed into the hall through two doorways according to their seats. Jackets can be left in the cloakroom or taken into the hall. On every seat there will be information about the repertoire and the performers, and the official program can be found on the concert’s website.
We recommed wearing a face mask! And please do not arrive at the concert if you are feeling sick!