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Concertos with Hadelich

Part of: Bach Festival

 Tuesday, June 18, 2024  7:00pm  Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall Directions

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Hear violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich breathe new life into works that showcase Bach’s commitment to sustainability—namely, reusing and recycling.

Like many of his 18th-century contemporaries, Bach had no qualms about repurposing his own music. He seamlessly integrated movements from small cantatas into grand choral pieces, refashioned movements from old concertos, and freely exchanged entire compositions between instruments, a practice illuminated in tonight’s pieces. This intriguing insight offers a window into the compositions that must have held a special place in Bach’s heart. 

When performing Bach’s music today, repurposing becomes a necessity due to the loss of many of his physical works. Both pieces on tonight’s program have been meticulously reconstructed from harpsichord concertos that were originally written for violin. First, the Violin Concerto in D minor emerges as a mesmerizing soloist’s showcase. Hadelich masterfully navigates intricate textures, leading us through the fervent Allegro, contemplative Adagio, and spirited final Allegro. Next, the Violin Concerto in G minor, comes alive in a rich dialogue between Hadelich’s eloquent violin and the orchestra. Though these renditions are modern reworkings, they faithfully align with historical practices and underscore the enduring magic of their sources. 

Principal artistic underwriting for the OSL Bach Festival has been provided by Phyllis Rosenthal, in memory of Charles M. Rosenthal.


Charles Avison

Concerto grosso No. 5 in D minor (after Scarlatti)

Francesco Geminiani

Concerto grosso Op. 5 No. 12 "La Follia" (after Corelli)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia in G Major BWV 572 (arr. Labadie)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Violin in G minor BWV 1056R*

Johann Pachelbel, arr. B. Labadie

Chaconne in E minor

Francesco Geminiani

Concerto grosso in F Major Op. 5 No. 10 in F Major (after Corelli)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052R*


Orchestra of St. Luke's

Bernard Labadie

Augustin Hadelich