Mark Padmore & The English Concert

In the winter of 1705-1706 young Johann Sebastian Bach walked all the way to Lübeck with a view to meeting his revered example Dietrich Buxtehude. At that moment Bach was twenty and had secured his first full-time position as organist in the provincial town of Arnstadt. He requested a leave of absence of four weeks, but eventually stayed almost four times as long, much to the distress of his employer. Tenor Mark Padmore (famous from The Sixteen and Les Arts Florissants) and the renowned chamber orchestra The English Concert have put together a fabulous programme around both baroque composers. It will include the Klagelied that Buxtehude wrote on the occasion of his father’s death. Bach is represented with the cantata Ich habe genug, one of the composer’s favourites, witness Bach’s manifold adaptations.

Nadja Zwiener, violin & concert master | Mark Padmore, tenor & artistic direction

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich armer Mensch BWV55, Komm du süsse Todesstunde uit BWV161, Ich habe genug BWV82 | Dietrich Buxtehude: Contrapunctus 1, Klagelied | Johann Kuhnau, Sonata Prima from Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien Der Streit zwischen David und Goliath