Accademia Bizantina Plays an All-Bach Program

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

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
Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 1 (solo violin)
Largo from Keyboard Concerto No. 5 (transcribed for violin by the harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone)

Comments [4]

Ron Balut from nj

Sorry, my bad. The audio is there. BTW, the audience is so quiet, I thought it was a studio recording until I heard the applause.

Nov. 17 2016 02:18 PM
Ron Balut from NJ

The concert is not available, only the summary from Jeff and John. Not available in the Atom feed either.

Nov. 17 2016 01:38 PM
Ellen from West Chester, PA

Hi Barb, the concert started at 7:30, sorry if you missed the beginning. This is from Carnegie Hall, btw, not Lincoln Center. If you missed parts, it can usually be found on the web site for a few days. Absolutely wonderful, imho.

Nov. 15 2016 08:58 PM
Barb from NJ

Admittedly a newbie to the live streaming- Waited all day to enjoy this . I turned it on at 7:50 its now 8:23 and I've only heard chatting. Not that Jeff Spurgeon's voice isn't a treat in itself, but when will the music be on? Are there 40 minute intermissions between pieces at Lincoln Center??

Nov. 15 2016 08:25 PM

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