Out of Bach's shadow
A programme with music from the wealthy 17th century, in which the first operas were written, and a new style, the basso continuo, started to dominate. But also the century in which people experimented with different tonalities and improvisation, and in which compositional forms were even less fixed than in the century that was to follow – the century in which Bach was flourishing. Besides him however, there were numerous other composers that are interesting enough to be pulled out of the shadow of their genius colleague.
Claudio Monteverdi Madrigals
Michelangelo Rossi Toccata’s & Madrigals
Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia Ensalada
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Balletti, Harmonia á 5
Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas
Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg variations
This program together with 'Big Bach is watching you' can also be combined for a Bach themed evening programme.