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Back to Bach


Fri 12 Aug 2011, 7:30pm

Where: Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211a Wills St, Ashburton, Ashburton District

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: NZSO

Sponsored by National Bank Private Banking & Ryman Healthcare Ltd

Vesa-Matti Leppänen - director
NZSO Soloists Chamber Music Ensemble
Robert Orr - NZSO Principal oboe

Telemann - Volker-Ouverture (Suite)
Bach - Oboe concerto in D minor
Rameau - Zoroastre Suite
Bach - Air

NZSO Soloists Tour No. 3

Experience the HEART of the NZSO.

The great flowering of music during the Baroque era inspired composers to seek sumptuous sounds and create melodies of pure delight: this concert offers a complete celebration of the brilliance of their achievement. Baroque composers particularly loved the oboe for its melodic richness. Bach’s D minor concerto for the instrument was written during his happy time with the court orchestra at Cöthen. In the work now know as Air on the G string from the Suite No. 3, Bach created one of the most famous melodies of all time. For the Paris Opera, Rameau created music of luxurious opulence and dramatic excitement, and in his “Volker-Overture”, Telemann draws inspiration from his insatiable curiosity for the melodies and dance music of different countries and folk traditions, here traversing Turkish, Swiss, Russian, Portuguese and French sources in a rich display of his vivacious, worldly musical style.

“Music owes as much to Bach as religion to its founder“ -Schumann

“Study Bach. There you will find everything“ -Brahms

“The immortal god of harmony“ -Beethoven