Piia Maunula and Jani Sunnarborg. Photo: Jaakko Paarvala.
Thu 14.07.2022 6.00 pm The German Church, Helsinki
The Summer Concert Series of the German Church

Bach and Zelenka

Contemporaries from different worlds

J.S. Bach – Zelenka

FiBO Players:
  Piia Maunula, oboe
  Katariina Malmberg, oboe
  Jani Sunnarborg, bassoon
  Anna-Maaria Oramo, harpsichord

×

Of the composers in today’s program, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) does not need any introductions, but the Bohemian Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) is less well known to many.

While Bach’s works throughout his long career as a composer mostly represented the traditional style of the era, Zelenka’s compositions were atypical in time, even experimental and modern. Zelenka composed a lot of orchestral and vocal music but also a series of six extremely virtuoso trio sonatas. With the exception of one composed for violin and oboe, the sonatas have been written for two oboes, a bassoon and a continuo, and two of them will be played in this concert, numbers 4 and 5. Between the sonatas, Bach's English series for harpsichord will be heard in the programme.

Bach and Zelenka, who worked as a double bass player in Dresden, knew each other, and Bach even confessed to being a great admirer of Zelenka's works. So the men respected each other, but as persons they can be thought of as quite different. The story goes that bassist Jan Dismas Zelenka sometimes was decided to be left out of the orchestra during a tour because one was genuinely worried about the possibility that he would no longer return with the orchestra to Dresden but make own plans. In the case of Bach, this danger would hardly have existed.

Duration: 1 h (no intermission)

Tickets 20 € (normal ticket) / 35 € (patron of arts ticket): fibo.fi/shop
Student tickets at the door 10 €

Ticket inquiries: lippu@fibo.fi

×
This website is using cookies to provide a good browsing experience

These include essential cookies that are necessary for the operation of the site, as well as others that are used only for anonymous statistical purposes, for comfort settings or to display personalized content. You can decide for yourself which categories you want to allow. Please note that based on your settings, not all functions of the website may be available.

This website is using cookies to provide a good browsing experience

These include essential cookies that are necessary for the operation of the site, as well as others that are used only for anonymous statistical purposes, for comfort settings or to display personalized content. You can decide for yourself which categories you want to allow. Please note that based on your settings, not all functions of the website may be available.

Your cookie preferences have been saved.