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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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Subscriptions on sale January 8, 2024
Single Tickets on sale March 18, 2024
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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 Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, now 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. 


Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto in D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, trans. for Violin in G minor


Orchestra of St. Luke's

Bernard Labadie

Augustin Hadelich