Exeter Cathedral Chamber Music: Devon

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Friday 21st April 2023, 7:30 pm

Exeter Cathedral

Bach: Choral Motets + Solo Violin, with Rachel Podger (violin)


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The Corvus Consort joins forces with Rachel Podger in a double-bill of concerts featuring Bach’s six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, BWV 1001-1006, alongside his six choral Motets, BWV 225-230.

With three motets interspersed amongst three solo violin works in each concert, the fragile beauty of Bach’s writing for solo violin sits in striking relief against the rich and masterful polyphony of the choral motets.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata No. 1 for solo violin in G minor, BWV 1001

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Partita No. 1 for solo violin in B minor, BWV 1002

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata No. 2 for solo violin in A minor, BWV 1003

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226