Begun some 30 years ago as a courageous display of musical sovereignty against the East German socialist regime, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin now enjoys recognition as one of Europe’s greatest musical successes.
Their UMS debut program traces the Bach family line from the famous Johann Sebastian himself to his youngest son, Johann Christian. The program is a chronological audio guide, taking audiences from the gorgeous and Italian-inspired Baroque era all the way to foreshadowing the First Viennese School, whose composers included Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
||Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066
||Concerto in f minor for Harpsichord, Strings, and Basso Continuo
||Sinfonia No. 5 in b minor for Strings and Basso Continuo Wq. 182
||Concerto in E-Flat Major for Oboe, Strings, and Basso Continuo Wq. 165
||Symphony in g minor Op.6 , No. 6 for Strings, Two Oboes, Two Horns, and Basso Continuo
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Founded in 1982 in East Berlin, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin chamber orchestra has toured virtually all over the world.
The ensemble enjoys an intensive artistic collaboration with the conductors René Jacobs, Marcus Creed and Daniel Reuss, the RIASKammerchor, Vocalconsort Berlin, and the choreographer Sasha Waltz.
Recordings produced by Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have won many international prizes, notably the Diapason d’Or, Cannes Classical Award, Gramophone Award, and Edison Award. In 2006 the Akademie was awarded the Telemann-Preisof the City of Magdeburg.
We welcome the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for their UMS debut performance.