You say 'overture', I say 'dance suite'..."

Essential Information

Where's the Bach?

The music of German composers Fasch, Fischer, Telemann and Erlebach — but not J.S. Bach.

November 12, 2010 8pm
November 13, 2010 8pm

Marsh Chapel
at Boston University

$25 General Admission
$10 Students/Seniors

Program

Philipp Heinrich Erlbach: Overture No.4 in D minor
VI Ouvertures Accompanied by the Appropriate Airs in the French Style (1693)

Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata a 5 in B-flat Major, TWV 44:33
for 2 violins, 2 violas, cello and basso continuo

Johann Freidrich Fasch: Sinfonie in G minor, FWV M:g1

Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata a 5 in E minor, TWV 44:5
for 2 violins, 2 violas, cello and basso continuo

Johann C.F. Fischer: Ouverture in B-Flat major
Le Journal du Printemps (1695)

Audio Files

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LULLY; L'AMOUR MEDECIN ; CHACONNE

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RAMEAU: VOLEZ PLAISIRS: LES FETES DES HYMENS: TERESA WAKIM, SOPRANO

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RAMEAU: PLATEE: AUX LANGUERS D'APPOLLON: BRENNA WELLS, SOPRANO

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LULLY: BALLET DE L'AMOUR MALADE

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RAMEAU: HIPPOYLTE ET ARICIE: CRUELLE AMOUR: TERESA WAKIM, SOPRANO

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RAMEAU: LES FETES DE POLYMNIE: QUE SES REGRETS: BRENNA WELLS, SOPRANO

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LULLY: BALLET DE L'AMOUR MALADE

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LULLY: PSYCHE: AIMABLE JEUNESSE: BRENNA WELLS, TERESA WAKIM, SOPRANOS

Details

All things French reached far and wide in most of the German states. Much of the music written for the German courts was done in the French style, i.e. dance suites. Whether they were labeled Suite, Overture, Concert or Sinfonia, these works were primarily dance suites, starting with a majestic overture, followed by a series of dance movements.