ON THE ROAD
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.
Julie Fuchs soprano
Johannes Pramsohler violin & director
© Olivier Metzger
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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