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Bath Bachfest

21 Feb — 24 Feb 2019 | Tour Director: Sandy Burnett

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Sandy Burnett,

MA

a musician and former BBC Radio 3 broadcaster

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Itinerary

Day

1

Assemble 1530 at the Francis Hotel, Bath, for three nights. Afternoon lecture: Soli Deo Gloria – a survey of Bach’s life and achievement, and a look ahead to tonight’s motets. Evening performance at St Mary’s Church, Bathwick featuring Stile Antico, Oliver John Ruthven (chamber organ), Kate Aldridge (violone) and Jamie Akers (theorbo): ‘Divine Consolations: music of reflection and hope’ – Schütz ‘Musikalische Exequien’, SWV 279–281, ‘Selig sind die Toten’, SWV 391, ‘Ich weiss, dass mein Erlöser lebt’, SWV 393; J S Bach ‘Komm, Jesu, komm’, BWV 229, ‘Jesu, meine Freude’, BWV 227.

Day

2

Morning visit to the Holburne Museum with illustrated lecture on the fortepiano. Early afternoon performance at the Guildhall featuring Xuefei Yang (guitar): J S Bach Lute suite in A minor, BWV 995; Gaspar Sanz Suite Española; J S Bach Lute suite in E major, BWV 1006a. Walking tour of Bath. Evening performance at the Assembly Rooms featuring The Sixteen (choir and orchestra) under Harry Christophers (conductor): Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49.

Day

3

Morning lecture: Distance Learning – the excellence of the Italian Baroque, and what Bach took from it followed by late morning performance at the Assembly Rooms featuring La Serenissima with Adrian Chandler (director/violin): ‘Vivaldi Double Concertos’ – Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for two oboes, RV 535, Concerto in B flat major for violin and cello, RV 547, Concerto in A minor for two oboes, RV 536, Concerto in F major for two horns, RV 538, Concerto in F major for two horns, RV 539, Concerto in A major for violin and cello, RV 546, Concerto in F major for violin, cello, two oboes and two horns, RV 574. Afternoon visit to No 1 Royal Crescent Museum. Evening performance at the Assembly Rooms featuring Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Margaret Faultless (director/violin), Michael Gurevich (violin), Rodolfo Richter (violin) and Lisa Beznosiuk (flute): J S Bach Suite No 1 in C major, BWV 1066, Sinfonia to Cantata, BWV 42, Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042, Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043.

Day

4

Tour disperses after breakfast.

Tour Dates

21 Feb — 24 Feb 2019

Days

4

Cost

£1160

Tour Code

BABF-19

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Cost of £1160 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £280.

 
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