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The suitcases of the Bach family

The Bach dynasty
is also a woman’s story... 

For this new programme, Ensemble Diderot joins forces with the incandescent soprano Julie Fuchs to celebrate Anna Magdalena Bach. The youngest of a family of musicians, Anna Magdalena received a solid training in singing. In 1721, she was engaged at the court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen, where she met Johann Sebastian Bach. The high esteem in which the young singer was held is reflected in her relatively high rank as a “chamber musician” and in her high salary, which was second only to Bach’s and about twice that of the next highest paid musician!


The pieces gathered in this programme traveled in the suitcases of the Bach family and could thus be played in intimate gatherings by its prestigious members: Johann Sebastian himself on harpsichord, Wilhelm Friedemann on violin and Carl Philipp Emanuel on flute, Anna-Magdalena on vocals and her brother Johann Caspar on trumpet.


Nahuel Di Pierro bass

Ensemble Diderot

Johannes Pramsohler violin & director


© Julien Benhamou




Johann Georg Linike (c 1680–1762)

Sonata « Mortorium » à 5

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Cantata « Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut » BWV 199




Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg concerto n. 5, BWV 1050a

Cantata « Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen » BWV 51

Musique de voyage

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