Buxtehude: Bach's Hero

In one of our more intimate configurations, we pay our own tribute to the great and influential master.

Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Dorothee Mields soprano

Nadja Zwiener violin
Tuomo Suni  violin
Jonathan Manson viola da gamba
Christine Sticher violone
William Carter lute

Sonata C major, BuxWV 266
for two violins, viola da Gamba and continuo

“Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet” BuxWV 5
Cantata for soprano, two violins, viola da Gamba and continuo

Trio sonata Op. 1 No. 6 in d minor, BuxWV 25
for violin, viola da Gamba and harpsichord

“Herr, auf Dich traue ich” BuxWV 35
Cantata for soprano, two violins and continuo

- INTERVAL -

“Gen Himmel zu dem Vater Sein"
sacred concerto for soprano, violin, viola da Gamba and continuo

Trio sonata Op. 2 No 3 in g minor, BuxWV 261
for violin, viola da Gamba and harpsichord

Trio sonata in D major, BuxWV 267
for viola da Gamba, violone and continuo

“O fröhliche Stunden” BuxWV 84
Cantata for soprano, two violins, viola da Gamba and continuo

While Bach made his famous 500-mile journey across Germany to hear his hero play the organ, Buxtehude was similarly revered by Handel and Pachelbel. In one of our more intimate configurations, we pay our own tribute to the great and influential master.

Dorothee Mields

"No present-day singer understands German sacred music of the seventeenth century better than the soprano Dorothee Mields and, unsurprisingly therefore, no one sings it better.” - International Record Review, 2013

“It is hard to think of a better specialist German Baroque soprano than Mields at the moment; her flawless tone, awareness of instrumental interplay, delivery of poetry and shapely phrasing provide nothing but undiluted pleasure.” - Gramophone 2013

SOLOISTS & PLAYERS
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About

Harry Bicket is internationally renowned as an opera and concert conductor of distinction, appointed Artistic Director of The English Concert in 2007

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Soloist

Her flawless technique and the ethereal clarity of her voice also make her ideally suited for works by contemporary composers like Beat Furrer, Gérard Grisey, Hans Werner Henze und Pierre Boulez. She appears regularly with the Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach Collegium Japan, Netherlands Bach Society, Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century,L’Orfeo Barockorchester,...

soprano
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Our Musicians

German born violinist Nadja Zwiener studied in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she specialised in historic performance practice of music from the 17th to the 19th Century.

Leader
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Our Musicians

Tuomo Suni studied baroque violin in his native Finland with Kreeta-Maria Kentala before attending the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, studying with Enrico Gatti and graduating with a master's degree in 2005.

Principal 2nd violin
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Jonathan Manson is one of Europe’s leading performers on both cello and viola da gamba. Born in Edinburgh to a musical family, he received his formative training at the International Cello Centre under the direction of Jane Cowan, later going on to study with Steven Doane and Christel Thielmann at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. A growing fascination for early music led him to...

viola da gamba
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Christine Sticher is a true music nomad. Growing up in Germany, she took part in her towns' vivid music making as a guitarist and as a trombone player. When she picked up the double bass at age 16, the town became too small. She studied double bass and Violone at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Netherlands. Christine's career covers many genres, but...

PRINCIPAL DOUBLE BASS
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Born in Florida, William Carter trained as a modern guitarist with Bruce Holzman at The Florida State University before falling in love with the earlier plucked instruments and the world of historical performance. He travelled to London as a Fulbright Scholar, where he studied the lute with Nigel North and quickly established himself as one of the leading players on old instruments.Concert tours and...

PRINCIPAL LUTE