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Goerne, Frang, Altstaedt – Arias, Solos and Duets

Author: Accentus Music

The concert with works by Johann Sebastian Bach was streamed live from the empty St. Mary’s Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

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    St. Marien Lutherstadt Wittenberg © Accentus Music

German baritone Matthias Goerne is one of the most versatile and internationally sought-after singers in his vocal field. He can be heard regularly in the most famous concert halls and at renowned festivals and has worked with many famous conductors and orchestras. In times of restrictions due to the Corona pandemic, he has developed many new projects in chamber music formations. Now he has teamed up with the Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang and German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt to present a program in St. Mary’s Church of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, which is entirely dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Together, they present arias for baritone from the most beautiful cantatas, as well as solo pieces and duets by the two instrumental virtuosos: Nicolas Altstaedt played the Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 and he and Vilde Frang performed two of Bach's 15 Inventions in an adaptation for violin and cello. The three soloists are accompanied by Michaela Hasselt, cembalo, and Stathis Karapanos, flute.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Arias for baritone from Cantatas BWV 32, 59, 117, 157, 158
Suite No. 5 C minor for Solo Cello, BWV 1011
Inventions Nos. 7 & 12 from 15 Inventions, BWV 772-786

Matthias Goerne, baritone
Vilde Frang, violin
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
Michaela Hasselt, cembalo
Stathis Karapanos, flute

From St. Mary's Church, Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Directed by Michael Beyer
Produced by Paul Smaczny

A production of Accentus Music in coproduction with MDR, in cooperation with Arte Concert.

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