Jun 23, 2021

Essential Bach: Curator's Notes

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Elisa Citterio. Photo by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

An introduction to Essential Bach by Music Director Elisa Citterio

For a musician, playing the music of Bach should not be optional: it is a necessity, and never more so than in these times of social distance and closed concert halls. We need deep music that touches the most intimate chords within us, leaving us with a feeling of well-being. I like to compare Bach's greatness to a centuries-old tree, whose trunk with hundreds of growth rings is an apt representation of the innumerable layers of his music. Bach’s works can be performed hundreds of times without ever becoming obvious, but rather always revealing new nuances. This program of intimate chamber sonatas thus becomes essential for those of us who play it, and for those who listen to it. The world would not be the same without Bach's music.

Elisa Citterio
Music Director


Essential Bach
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach
1685–1750

Sonata for violin & continuo in G Major, BWV 1021
Adagio – Vivace – Largo – Presto

Elisa Citterio, violin
Keiran Campbell, violoncello
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Sonata for violin & harpsichord in C Minor, BWV 1017
Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Elisa Citterio, violin
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Sonata for violin & continuo in E Minor, BWV 1023
Preludio/Adagio ma non tanto – Allemanda – Gigue

Julia Wedman, violin
Keiran Campbell, violoncello
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Sonata for violoncello & harpsichord in D Major, BWV 1028
Adagio – Allegro – Andante – Allegro

Keiran Campbell, violoncello
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G Major, BWV 1039
Adagio – Allegro ma non presto – Adagio e piano – Presto

Elisa Citterio & Julia Wedman, violins
Keiran Campbell, violoncello
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord


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Credit: Elisa Citterio by Daniel Banko, Banko Media

Curator's Notes
2020/21 Season
Elisa Citterio
Essential Bach
Bach