Rome: a city of unparalleled opportunities. The Bach Society is going resolutely XL and has a surprise in store: the new generation is coming to let us hear what they can do.
Neither expense nor effort was spared in making an impression.“
The descriptions are absolutely mouth-watering. In the sumptuous halls of cardinals and kings, Handel, Corelli and Scarlatti spurred on their giant ensembles. Neither expense nor effort was spared in impressing guests with exuberant music, top-class singers and magical settings.
This season, the Netherlands Bach Society is devoting one programme to more is more. The huge complement of forty musicians is made up partly of students from the conservatoires of Amsterdam and The Hague, especially selected and coached by Shunske Sato. Add to this a trio of delightful soloists and you could easily imagine yourself an honorary guest in a Roman palace.
This project is made possible by Foundation Zabawas.
Works and Performance
Andantino from Concerto Grosso in D major
Aria from Sonata in D major
Excerpts from serenata Qual prodigio e ch’io miri
Excerpts from opera Telemaco
Largo and Allegro from Concerto Grosso in C minor
Allegro from Concerto Grosso in C major
Excerpts from cantata Hor ch’il ciel fra di densi horrori
PIETRO ANTONIO LOCATELLI
Largo from Concerto in E-flat major
GEORG FRIEDRICH HANDEL
Excerpts from La Resurezzioneá
Netherlands Bach Society
conducted by Shunske Sato
Sophie Junker, soprano
Lucia Caihuela, soprano
Furio Zanasi, bass