BACH Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major
VIVALDI Concerto for two violins and cello in D minor
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Miniatures for Strings (World Premiere)
VIVALDI Concerto for four violins and cello in D major, RV549
BACH Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Satu Vänskä Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Maxime Bibeau Double bass
Genevieve Lacey Recorder
Relish the melodic invention and dynamic flow of two of the Baroque’s finest composers with the ACO, directed by Richard Tognetti.
Bach’s Orchestral Suites propose a vibrant reminder of the beauty and influence of these ever-appealing dance compositions. The deeply felt Sarabande of the B minor Suite is deftly resolved by the joyous Badinerie.
Two Vivaldi works offer a springboard for the ACO’s violins and cello to take energetic flight, with inventive and eloquent results.
Beckoning us to the present, Elena Kats-Chernin’s Miniatures for Strings embrace a host of influences, each with its own infectious personality and compelling story, and all composed especially for the great musicians and string instruments of the ACO: Richard Tognetti’s 1743 Guarneri del Gesù violin; Satu Vänskä’s 1728/1729 Stradivarius; the 1610 Giovanni Paolo Maggini viola; and Maxime Bibeau’s c.1590 Gasparo da Salò double bass.
These Gut Strings performances are part of ACO Baroque and are partnered with our Baroque Brilliance concerts withJulia Lezhneva.