Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Shining Brightly

Friday 24 June 2022

Overview

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bach, the master of the baroque style, and the great composers he inspired. Like his father Johann Sebastian, CPE Bach was one of the most celebrated…

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bach, the master of the baroque style, and the great composers he inspired.

Like his father Johann Sebastian, CPE Bach was one of the most celebrated composers of his day, and his voice was just as original. Written as music evolved from Baroque to Classical, his ‘Symphony in A’ is, in equal parts, opulent and bright – a masterful progression of his father’s style, superbly heard in Johann Sebastian’s ‘Concerto for Oboe and Violin’. This shimmering example of what made the older Bach the master of the Baroque is also an opportunity for Sydney Symphony soloists to shine.

Inspired by both Bachs, as well as Mozart and Haydn, ‘Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 7’ completes this captivating performance. While there are musical nods to the old masters throughout, this work’s infectious happiness is the composer’s music at its most glorious.

Program

CPE BACH Symphony in A
JS BACH Concerto for Oboe and Violin
MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.7

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