Early Music Concerts 2011-2012

Early Music Concerts 2011-2012: (UK) Cambridge Early Music Concert: "Bach's Library"

Contributed by Admin on Jun 24, 2012

 (From the latest Cambridge Early Music newsletter)

Cambridge Early Music's next concert … on Wednesday 27th June, at 8.00pm in St John's College Chapel.  I urge you to come and hear The Bach Players, whose captivating playing inspires reviews such as this:  "Intimate, infused with joy and overflowing with genuine affection, this is music-making which combines enthusiasm and craftsmanship to create something both rare and precious." - International Record Review …

The Bach Players present a selection of pieces that J.S. Bach had in his library and which provide a context for his celebrated Orchestral Suite in B minor.  The flute was the fashionable instrument of the mid-eighteenth century and will take a prominent role in this programme.


Some of these works J.S. Bach copied in his own hand (Dieupart and Johann Bernhard Bach), and one exists in his brother Christoph’s hand (Alcide by Marais, in arrangement for harpsichord).  J.S. Bach was a subscriber to the printed edition of the Telemann Paris Quartets.


Next to the popular B minor suite by Bach – a chance to hear the delightful Badinerie as it should be played, rather than as a mobile phone ringtone! – and one of Telemann’s Paris Quartets, you will discover lesser known pieces by French and German composers.  This is charming and light-hearted repertoire: perfect entertainment for a summer evening.


Book online at or contact me to reserve tickets.  I hope to see you there.”


With best wishes,



Selene Mills


Cambridge Early Music

Trinity College

Cambridge CB2 1TQ


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