An Evening of Bach and Purcell

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Detail of a portrait of Bach Detail of a portrait of Bach (Wikipedia Commons)

This week, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents an all-Baroque evening, featuring works by Bach and Purcell Monday at 10 pm. Elliott Forrest hosts the program, which begins with Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

The Canadian soprano Dominque Labelle joins musicians from CMS for the rest of the episode. Together they perform three songs by Henry Purcell, before returning to Bach with his cantata, Non sa che sia dolore. Co-artistic director David Finckel, who performs in the Brandenburg Concerto earlier in the program, provides additional commentary.

Program Playlist:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute solo; Daniel Phillips, violin solo; John Gibbons, harpsichord; Ani Kavafian, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; David Finckel, cello; Edgar Meyer, double bass

Purcell: "Love arms himself in Celia’s eyes" for Soprano and Continuo, Z. 392
             "Since one poor view has drawn my heart" for Soprano and Continuo, Z. 416
             "Oh! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes" for Soprano and Continuo, Z. 402
Dominique Labelle, soprano; Timothy Eddy, cello; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord

Bach: Non sa che sia dolore, Cantata for Soprano, Flute, Strings, Continuo, BWV 209
Dominique Labelle, soprano; with Tara Helen O'Connor on flute and CMS musicians

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