In 1705, twenty-year old Bach walked almost 400km to hear the aging Buxtehude play the organ. A year later, when the post became vacant, the condition of marrying the master’s daughter did not appeal. Bach moved to Mülhausen instead. He never travelled to Italy, but Italian music did land on his desk, inspiring numerous concerti and organ transcriptions. This concert features the music that Bach himself was drawn to, above all Pergolesi’s timeless Stabat Mater.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Violin Concerto RV 208 ‘Grosso Mogul’
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), ‘Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin’
G.B. Pergolesi (1710-1736), Stabat Mater
ADULT $62, CONCESSION/MEMBER $52, UNDER-30 $30
This concert is generously supported by Marjorie Lindenmayer.