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    At this point this concert is exclusively available in our Schlossklänge subscription. The single ticket purchase starts on 1 August (exclusively for GRAFENEGG-Card holders), respectively 29 August (general purchase).

Instrumentation

  • Tonkunstler Orchestra
  • Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
  • Diego Fasolis, conductor

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite (Overture) for Orchestra No. 1 in C major BWV 1066

Cantata BWV 51«Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen»

- interval -

Johann Sebastian Bach
«Praise God! The year now draws to a close!» Aria from the Cantata of the same name BWV 28

«Prepare the paths, prepare the road!» Aria from the Cantata of the same name BWV 132

Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D major BWV 1068

Introduction/abstract

Tonkunstler Orchestra • Anna Lucia Richter • Diego Fasolis Bach

Music – and a café mélange on the side? Typical coffee-house culture in Leipzig in the eighteenth century! The «Zimmermannische Caffe-Haus» in the Katharinenstraße hosted the local collegium musicum at least weekly, and patrons could feast on music as well as food and drink. This made for an extremely lively establishment. Johann Sebastian Bach, who took over the ensemble some years later, composed his festive orchestral suites for this purpose. Conducted by the Swiss Baroque specialist Diego Fasolis, who has for many years been one of the most important figures in this field, the Tonkunstler will perform the first and third suites (the latter especially popular because of its dreamy «Air»). An atmosphere of refinement will be created in the traditional Grafenegg Christmas concerts by a selection of Bach’s vocal works, for example the cantata «Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen» («Shout for joy to God in all lands»). This features not only a brilliant solo trumpet part but also the jubilant voice of virtuoso soprano Anna Lucia Richter.

Why not use your concert ticket for a free entrance to Grafenegg's christmas fair on the same evening? We invite you to regional culinarics, tasty delicacies and handcrafted art!