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Saturday 24 May, 4.00pm
St Peter's Eaton Square

Carole Cerasi

harpsichord & fortepiano

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Carole Cerasi

C. P. E. Bach
C. P. E. Bach
C. P. E. Bach
J. S. Bach

Sonata in G major, Wq 65/48
Fantasia in F sharp minor, Wq 67
Sonata in G minor, Wq 65/17
English Suite No.6 in D minor, BWV 811

C. P. E. Bach was one of the most important figures of the 18th century, a son of J. S. Bach with feet in both the Baroque and Classical camps and a master of a deeply modern and expressive new style that profoundly influenced Haydn and Beethoven. Appropriately, pre-eminent keyboard-player Carole Cerasi uses both harpsichord and fortepiano as she returns to the Festival to celebrate this great composer's 300th anniversary.

 

'A player of taste and superb technique.'
Gramophone

 

Tickets £15 (unreserved)
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Saturday 24 May, 7.00pm
St John's Smith Square

Anna Dennis*
Renata Pokupić
Kenneth Tarver
Tobias Berndt
NDR Choir (Hamburg)
FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings

*Please note change of cast

soprano
mezzo-soprano
tenor
baritone


conductor

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Handel Joshua

FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Laurence Cummings

Handel's biblical oratorio of 1748 is one of his most stirring and vividly imaginative. Telling the story of the Israelites' conquest of Canaan, it includes such scenes as the collapse of Jericho and the miracle of the Sun and Moon standing still at the Battle of Gibeon, and is the original home of 'See, the conqu'ring hero comes'. In a unique collaboration with the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Europe's oldest festival of Baroque music, this performance brings together performers from England and Germany under the direction of one of Handel's finest modern-day interpreters.

 

'It is often hard not to stand up and dance. The orchestra is superb. This is both musical discovery and pure joy; this is how Handel should be.'
Financial Times

 

Tickets £45, £35, £25, £15
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Also on this day:

9.30am & 11.30am Festival Tour - St John's Smith Square Find out more