The English Concert return for their second performance this season at Kings Place in the company of their new Principal Guest Director Kristian Bezuidenhout.
The English Concert
Kristian Bezuidenhout director/harpsichord
Handel Trio Sonata in G Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399
Telemann Sonata a 6 in G minor, TWV 44:33
Telemann Suite in E minor (from Tafelmusik Suite No. 1 TWV 55:E1 and Paris Quartet TWV 43:E4)
Bach Contrapunctus 14 from The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
Telemann ‘Wassermusik’ Suite in C TWV 55:C3 (‘Hamburger Ebb und Fluth’)
Well-known for his virtuosic keyboard performances, Bezuidenhout turns his attention towards Bach; his monumental Art of Fugue on one hand and the D minor harpsichord concerto on the other, each with their own intricate inventions. Bezuidenhout constructs his own invention in the form of a hybrid suite, pairing Telemann’s Tafelmusik and Paris Quartets, before mythological caricatures of Neptune, water nymphs and all the tempestuous moods of the sea are depicted in his famous Wassermusik.