Accademia Bizantina Plays an All-Bach Program

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Accademia Bizantina was founded in 1983 with the intention of 'making music like a large quartet.'

Italian early music chamber ensemble Accademia Bizantina, along with violin soloist Viktoria Mullova, presented an all-Bach program live at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 15, 2016. Two of the pieces on the bill have been transcribed for violin by Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina’s conductor.

WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon co-hosted the live broadcast alongside John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds show. Watch their recap below featuring their favorite parts of the concert and what to listen for in the on-demand audio above. 

All-Bach program details:
Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041
Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in C Minor, BWV 1060 (transcribed for violin and harpsichord by Ottavio Dantone)
Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053 (transcribed for violin by Ottavio Dantone)
Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
Encore:
Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 1 (solo violin)
Largo from Keyboard Concerto No. 5 (transcribed for violin by the harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone)