Bach Society x Lucie Horsch
Italy? Until 1861, it was a collection of cities and small states, each proud as peacocks of their own artists. We join Lucie Horsch on a visit to three Baroque hotspots.
A celebration of virtuosity.“
Power, wealth and art: the three ingredients for success in the political arena. There was fierce competition between the Italian states, so each one showed off their own style, identity and musicians. Along with the Bach Society, Lucie Horsch performs three tours de force from three totally different biotopes: Rome, Venice and Naples. The papal city still adhered to Palestrina’s Renaissance glory and took a dim view of the lyrical diversions that were mobilising so many people in Venice and Naples. In the north, it was all about opera – the more baroque the better. And the music capital of Naples turned out to be a breeding ground for talent, which inundated first Italy and then the rest of the world. Familiar names alongside discoveries; all genres mixed up together – this will be a celebration of virtuosity!
Works and Performance
Sonata in Ecco
Concerto for recorder, bassoon and orchestra in G minor, RV 104, ‘La Notte’
Sinfonia from La Stellidaura vendicante
Concerto in A minor for recorder and orchestra
Concerto in E minor for recorder and orchestra
Trio sonata in A major
Concerto Grosso in D major
Netherlands Bach Society
Shunske Sato, violin and conductor
Lucie Horsch, recorder