BACH³ – three solo instruments, three iconic works and three exceptional soloists: a fresh take on Bach’s Triple Concerto, the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto and Orchestral Suite No. 2. Les Muffatti treat you to a virtuoso, celebratory programme that is bound to put you in a fantastic mood!
In his second orchestral suite, composed in the period between 1724 and 1731, Bach takes a virtuoso approach to the dance suite genre. Besides having the character of a dance, the music has a sophisticated structure and requires particularly virtuoso playing from the soloists. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, dedicated to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, is equally magnificent, with an exceptionally masterful part for the harpsichord. Finally, the lesser-known Triple Concerto for traverso, violin and harpsichord displays the three soloists in dazzling contrast to the instrumental ensemble. Bach based this concerto on previously composed material, the Prelude and Fugue in A Minor for harpsichord, BWV 894.
J.S. Bach: Overture (Suite) no. 2 in B Minor for traverso, strings & basso continuo, BWV 1067 | Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major for harpsichord, traverso, violin, strings & basso continuo, BWV 1050 | Triple Concerto in A Minor for traverso, violin, harpsichord, strings & basso continuo, BWV 1044
Frank Theuns, traverso | Sophie Gent, violin | Bertrand Cuiller, harpsichord | Les Muffatti