Orchestra-Academy

Academy II: Baroque Dresden

Once a season, the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker presents a Baroque programme. At this concert, they will bring to life the era of Augustus the Strong: his court orchestra in Dresden set the tone in the early 18th century. The tour guide for this musical excursion into Dresden’s musical past is Reinhard Goebel, one of the leading specialists in the field of historical performance practice.

Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Reinhard Goebel Direction

Jean-Féry Rebel

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

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto in A major con violino principale, et altro per eco in lontano RV 552

Johann Christoph Schmidt

Chaconne (from Les quatre saisons)

Dates and Tickets

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 8 p.m.

Chamber Music Hall

Serie OA

Programme

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.

(c) Christina Bleier