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Canberra International Music Festival 2019 - Concert 2 - Bach’s Orbit

In 1705, twenty-year old Bach walked almost 400km to hear the ageing Buxtehude play the organ. A year later, when the post became vacant, the condition of marrying the master’s daughter did not appeal. Bach moved to Mülhausen instead. He never travelled to Italy, but Italian music did land on his desk, inspiring numerous concerti and organ transcriptions. This concert features the music that Bach himself was drawn to, above all Pergolesi’s timeless Stabat Mater.

Vivaldi Violin Concerto RV 208 'Grosso Mogul'. Soloist - Madeleine Easton
Buxtehude 'Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin'
Pergolesi Stabat Mater

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