(Musical) life before Bach
Conductor Raphaël Pichon and his ensemble Pygmalion have long since achieved the utmost international recognition, both for their expressive readings of Renaissance and Baroque works, and for their cleverly-designed programmes, which combine the familiar with the unfamiliar, bringing ever new facets of international music history into the limelight. In the second part of their concert series »Ways to Bach«, the artists look at the musical ground on which Johann Sebastian Bach was able to learn and to progress to true mastery of his art.
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In three sections, Pichon and his choir and ensemble present composers whose music had a significant influence on Bach. Among these are masters like Heinrich Schütz, his pupil Christoph Bernhard and the Bohemian Andreas Hammerschmidt, as well as Italian composers such as Claudio Monteverdi and Andrea Gabrieli, who influenced European music far beyond the cities where they lived and worked. The final destination of this fascinating musical journey is the earliest surviving cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach: »Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich«.
Pygmalion ensemble and choir
direction Raphaël Pichon
Wege zu Bach
Werke von Johann Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Michael Bach und Johann Sebastian Bach
Das Alte Werk
Routes to Bach
Supported by Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V. and Stiftung Elbphilharmonie