Bach the European: From Ancient Cosmos towards Enlightenment - Bach and the Emergence of Modern Commerce

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Laurence Cummings director

Telemann Concerto for flute, violin and cello in A, TWV 53:A2, from Tafelmusik
JS Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211

With the emergence of the public sphere in Germany in the first half of the 18th century, a new urban and domestic audience appeared for the types of concerted music that had traditionally been centred on the court and the church. The music in this concert explores how Bach and his great friend and contemporary Telemann responded to the challenges of composing for a public whose interest in the expressive and moral values of sensibility was served by the development of commercially viable music publishing.

Performed on historical instruments.

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