Bach's Fusion

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The background

Bach's Fusion

Bach’s orchestral music and concertos always score highly in the classical music charts. Like a master fusion chef, Bach used ingredients from all over Europe in these genres, and especially from Italy, including music by his famous colleagues Vivaldi and Marcello.

In this programme, Shunske Sato unravels Bach’s recipe book.“

Other masters used this technique as well and half a century later, Mozart was scrounging from Bach himself. In this programme, Shunske Sato unravels Bach’s recipe book. His virtuoso violin playing and the brilliant timbres of our instrumental ensemble cook up a true spectacle.

The concert

Works and Performance


Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin concert in E major, BWV 1042

Antonio Vivaldi
Tripelconcert in d minor, RV 565

Johann Ernst von Sachsen Weimar
Violin concert t.b.d.

Benedetto Marcello
Violin concert in e minor

Johann Adam Reincken
Sonate nr. 1 in a minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fuga in E major, KV 405 (naar BWV 878)


Netherlands Bach Society
Shunske Sato, violin and lead


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Violin concerto in E major

orchestral works, BWV 1042