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December 3 and 4

LEIPZIG SHORTLIST — Telemann, Fasch, Graupner or Bach?

Saturday, December 3, 8:00
Arch Street Friends Meeting, 320 Arch Street

Sunday, December 4, 4:00
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill

 

Bach, Telemann, Fasch and Graupner were all finalists for the same job in Leipzig. The post went to Bach, but Telemann’s epic twelfth Paris Quartet, dazzling lute and recorder concertos by Fasch, a bubbly suite by Graupner and Bach’s elegaic Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor make compelling cases in support of all four of these composers.

PROGRAM:
Recorder Concerto in F, FWV L:F-deest — Johann Friedrich Fasch (US premiere)*
Entrata in G, GWV 453 — Christoph Graupner (modern premiere)
Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056 — Johann Sebastian Bach
Lute Concerto in D Minor, FWV L:d1 — Fasch*
“Paris” Quartet XII in E Minor, TWV 43:e4 — Georg Philipp Telemann

* Part of our live-in-concert, modern premiere recording for Chandos to be released in 2012.

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