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Bach or no Bach?

Johann Sebastian Bach ... or not?

Extrait de la Suite n°5 BWV 1070

Aria « O seid mir sehnsuchtsvoll geküßt »
Extrait de la Cantate BWV 222 : Mein Odem ist schwach

Aria « Bist du bei mir » BWV 508

Polonaise BWV Anh.125 en sol mineur

Aria « So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife » BWV 515

Aria choral « Lass mich nur, Herr, wie Simeon »
Extrait de la Cantate BWV 222 : Mein Odem ist schwach

Aria, Torneo
Extrait de la Suite n°5 BWV 1070

Aria « Auf, freue dich, Seele, du bist nun getröst »
Extrait de la Cantate BWV 15 : Denn du wirst meine Seele nicht in der Hölle lassen

Cantate BWV 53 : Schlage doch gewünschte Stunde

Menuetto, Capriccio
Extrait de la Suite n°5 BWV 1070

Aria « Gott soll allein mein Herze haben »
Extrait de la Cantate BWV 169 : Gott soll allein mein Herze haben

Axelle Verner, mezzo soprano
Reynier Guerrero and Sayaka Shinoda, violons
Aurélie Métivier, viola
Aude Walker-Viry, cello
Nicolas Janot, doublebass
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, harpsichord, organ and direction

1 soloist, 6 instrumentalists

Listen to Bach differently! 

This is the aim of this discovery concert, which follows in the footsteps of the forgotten, unpublished or apocryphal music of J.S. Bach.

In a way, this concert raises the question of 'branding' in music: does knowing whether the cantata we're listening to is really by the great Bach or the work of an obscure cousin from Thuringia affect our listening? Can't we listen to music just for what it is: a successful - or unsuccessful - combination of harmonies, melodies and rhythms? These are the questions that audiences may well ask themselves when they leave this concert, which brings together works attributed to J.S. Bach and others considered to be apocryphal.

Franck-Emmanuel Comte will use a few didactic commentaries to encourage the audience to reflect on these issues. With only the titles of the works and the number of their entry in Wolfgang Schmiedel's famous catalogue (BWV) on the page, everyone can make up their own mind and hone their Sherlock Holmes instincts!

This listening experience may be accompanied by a quiz, depending on the wishes of the audience and the organisers.The idea is twofold: to introduce listeners to little-known works and to awaken their critical faculties.





19 nov. 2023

Saison musicale d’Amilly
Church of Saint-Martin
Bach or no Bach?

20 nov. 2023

Temple Lanterne
Lyon (France)
Bach or no Bach?

7 april 2024

Eglise Saint-Pierre
Bach or no Bach?
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