Baroque in perspective
11:00 — Conservatoire de musique de Genève
Series Chamber music
Inès Ladewig Ott
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Adagio and Fugue in D minor for two flutes and strings
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for two flutes in A minor TWV 52:a2
Franz Xaver Frenzel
Double concerto for flute, piccolo, string ensemble and piano
Taken over by the "historically informed performance" movement, Baroque music has gradually disappeared from our concerts after many years of presence. The musicians of the OSR will prove that it is possible to play this music with modern instruments and yet remain close to the playing styles, tempi and articulations appropriate to the 18th century style.
The concert will conclude with the Double Concerto for flute and piccolo by a modern-day Baroque composer: the cheerful troublemaker Friedemann Katt, an Austrian composer born in 1945 who goes by the pseudonym Franz Xaver Frenzel. A gently iconoclastic composer, he uses elements of the history of music, from baroque to jazz, to create his own language; playful, joyful, expressive and deliberately offbeat.