Academy II: Baroque Dresden
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Reinhard Goebel Direction
Les Caractères de la danse
Johann David Heinichen
Concerto grosso in G major S 217
Johann Gabriel Seyffarth
Concerto grosso in A major
Johann Friedrich Fasch
Lamento for two oboes, two flutes, clarinet (Chalumeau), strings and continuo
Concerto in A major con violino principale, et altro per eco in lontano RV 552
Johann Christoph Schmidt
Chaconne (from Les quatre saisons)
Sun, 28 Feb 2016 8 p.m.
Chamber Music Hall
Thanks to its splendid architecture and rich artistic heritage, Dresden is often called “Florence on the Elbe”. Although the centuries of musical history of the capital on the Elbe are no less rich in illustrious and everlasting high points, a similarly punchy epithet has never caught on in common usage. The ephemeral character of music is simply not suitable for similes! But that does not mean by any stretch that musical traditions will vanish into oblivion. Any concert with music from past eras is a living remembrance of former times – and at the same time a creative enrichment of the present.
The Baroque programme of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, initiated more than 40 years ago by Herbert von Karajan, brings back the time when Dresden and its court orchestra, founded in 1548, became one of the leading musical locations. With Reinhard Goebel as tour guide for this musical excursion into Dresden’s musical past, the evening will be led by one of the most experienced conductors of our time in the field of historical performance practice.