Tuesday 19 July 2011 7.30pm
The Bach Dynasty: JS Bach’s cantatas
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK
Pre-concert talk with Richard Egarr and Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Cantata No.20 'O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort’
Cantata No.126 ‘Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort'
Cantata No.146 ‘Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal'
About this concert
For the final concert in The Bach Dynasty series the AAM presents three of JS Bach’s finest cantatas from across his thirty-year tenure at Leipzig. The cantatas are an extraordinary and unique musical phenomenon, combining astounding and consistent quality with a vast, ambitious scale.
"Bach’s cantatas undoubtedly represent the true kernel of his compositional life — they contain simply everything" Richard Egarr
Pre-concert talk with Sir Nicholas Kenyon
From 6.30 to 7pm, Richard Egarr will be joined by Sir Nicholas Kenyon to discuss JS Bach's cantatas. Sir Nicholas is Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, and has been Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms. He has written on music for The New Yorker, The Times and The Observer, and has recently published the Faber Pocket Guide to Bach.
Post-concert book and CD signing
Immediately after the concert, Sir Nicholas Kenyon will sign copies of his Faber Pocket Guide to Bach and Richard Egarr will sign AAM CDs.