BACH’S INSTRUMENTAL CELEBRATION

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 2:30 p.m.

The works on the program of this concert are written in a lively and happy style, and each corresponds to a specific compositional model. In the Concerto in C major for two harpsichords BWV 1061, Bach pits the two instruments against each other in a form of dialogue that is reminiscent of a musical joust. The remarkable 5th Brandenburg Concerto BWV 1050 follows the Italian model of the concerto con molti stromenti, with flute, violin and harpsichord as protagonists - the latter for the first time in music history. The Suite in B minor BWV 1067 is famous for its final Badinerie. Throughout the work, various dances follow one another, in which the flute competes with the strings. It gives them a rich and velvety sonority.

Venue

Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1339, Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal (Quebec)

Tickets

  • Regular : 44 $
  • Seniors : 38 $
  • 34 and under : 23 $ (remaining tickets at $10, one hour before the concert starts.)

Program

Concerto for two harpsichords in C major, BVW 1061 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050            Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

Musicians

Grégoire Jeay, flûte
Benjamin Alard, clavecin
Karl-Frédéric Bolte, clavecin
Quatuor Cobalt
Thibault Bertin-Maghit, contrebasse