30. October 2019 - 20:00 till 22:00
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Founder's Day: Quicksilver [CONCERT] | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress | Wednesday, 30. October 2019

Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violinsDominic Teresi, dulcianAvi Stein, harpsichord, organGreg Ingles, sackbutwith guest John Lenti, theorbo
ABOUT THIS CONCERTJ.S. Bach was very much aware of his musical heritage, especially of those German composers who had come before him.  Quicksilver's program explores the extraordinarily inventive 17th-century music that influenced Bach's development. From Northern Germany, the elaborate inventions of masters like Dieterich Buxtehude and the highly imaginative Weckmann caught Bach's imagination and prompted him to make his epic hike to Lübeck.  From Southern Germany, Quicksilver investigates the ingenious chamber music of J.J. *** as well as the elegant French-influenced dance music of Johann Pachelbel and the virtuosic inventions of Johann Schmeltzer and H.I.F. von Biber. And from Leipzig itself we will hear from the eloquent Johann Rosenmüller — a man who would have been Bach's predecessor at the Thomaskirche had he not had to flee the city due to persecution.
“Quicksilver signifies something unpredictable and swiftly responsive. It’s the perfect name for an ensemble that revels in music of the highest quality – and that demands exceptional instrumental skills.” (Gramophone)
Photo credit Tatiana Daubek

Conversation with the ArtistsWhittall Pavilion, 6:30 pm

Bach’s Library
WECKMANNSonata no. 9 à 4Sonata no. 2 à 4
ROSENMÜLLER Sonata in D minor à 4 Sonata in E minor à 2
LEGRENZI Sonata terza
BIBER Sonata a tre
PACHELBEL Sonata in E minor à due
VIERDANCK Canzon in C major, no. 21
BUXTEHUDEPrelude in G minor, BuxWV 163
*** Sonata à 4 in G minor
KERLL Sonata à 2
SCHMELTZER Sonata à 4 in G major, “La Carolietta”

Additional Ticketing Information
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