The combination of a high voice and trumpet enjoyed great popularity during the Baroque era. On this concert, soprano Anna Prohaska, Philharmonic principal trumpet Gábor Tarkövi and the Philharmonische Camerata will come together to interpret Baroque arias and cantatas by Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jan Dismas Zelenka and Johann Sebastian Bach for soprano, trumpet and strings.
Andreas Buschatz Violin, Romano Tommasini Violin, Wolfgang Talirz Viola, Stephan Koncz Cello, Janusz Widzyk Double Bass
Laudate pueri in D major for soprano, trumpet, strings and continuo ZWV 81
Concerto in F major for trumpet, strings and continuo
See, even Night her self is here and Hark! the echoing air from The Fairy Queen
Concerto for strings and continuo in G major Alla rustica
Eternal Source of Light Divine from the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson HWV 57
Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV 1056
Symphony in A major Wq 182 No. 4
Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen BWV 51
Introduction: 7:00 pm
One instrument was a must whenever in the Baroque era people wanted to make particularly festive music: the trumpet. Its brilliant, bright and flexible sound lent a composition a particular magnificence. The combination of a high voice and trumpet enjoyed especially great popularity – whether in church, on the opera stage or in the concert hall. The musical competition between the castrato Farinelli and a famous trumpeter at an opera performance in Rome is legendary; the trumpet was accompanying an aria. In this concert, soprano Anna Prohaska, Philharmonic principal trumpet Gábor Tarkövi and the Philharmonische Camerata will come together very amicably to perform Baroque arias and cantatas by Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jan Dismas Zelenka and Johann Sebastian Bach for soprano, trumpet and strings. As varied as the occasions for these compositions were, they do have one thing in common: singer and instrumentalist perform highly virtuoso music.
And more brilliance can be heard in Pietro Baldassere’s trumpet concerto in F major and in Johann Sebastian Bach’s harpsichord concerto in F minor, whose solo part will be played by harpsichordist Raphael Alpermann. In addition, the Philharmonische Camerata will be playing music for string ensemble by Antonio Vivaldi and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The group’s members all play with the Berliner Philharmoniker; these works give them ample opportunity to explore the balance between soloistic individuality and concerted homogeneity.