Roberto González-Monjas joins the Berliner Barock Solisten and Reinhard Goebel in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Bach’s Brandenberg Concertos. Roberto will perform violin and viola in concerts at the Lucerne Festival on 20 August and at Graffenegg on 22 August.
The Lucerne Festival writes:
“On 24 March 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach sent a calligraphic fair copy of “Six concerts avec plusieurs instruments” to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg. Under the name Brandenburg Concertos, they are today among the most popular works in the Baroque repertoire, in part because they feature their “various instruments” – flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, viola, and harpsichord –in matchless solo parts. The Berliner Barock Solisten consists of members of the Berlin Philharmonic, early music specialists and guest stars such as trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich, and they have reworked the legendary cycle together with Reinhard Goebel. In 1985-86, Goebel made a sensation with his first recording. At that time, he followed the premises of historical performance practice; today he sees things more liberally and prefers a freer approach. His new book about the Brandenburg Concertos, which he wrote during the corona lockdown, shows just how close to his heart these works are.”
For more information and tickets, please visit:
20 August – Lucerne Festival: lucernefestival.ch
22 August – Grafenegg: grafenegg.com