SATURDAY 13     
8:30 p.m.
ÚBEDA
Auditory of the Hospital of Santiago


ORQUESTA BARROCA DE SEVILLA

(FeMAUB Artist since 1997)

Alfonso Sebastián, harpsichord and conductor

Brandenburg Concertos: J. S. Bach

It was in 1721 when Bach, with his neat and regular calligraphy, cleaned up the six concertos supposedly commissioned two years earlier by Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, to whom they were dedicated. They are emblematic works not only of their author, but of the Baroque universe for the very personal use that the composer made of the different forms of the Italian concerto with which he had been experimenting for years. Since 1717, Bach worked as kapellmeister at the Calvinist court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen. In the absence of music for the liturgy, the composer was able to unleash his creativity in the instrumental field and thus were born not only the Brandenburgs, but also the vast majority of his orchestral and chamber works, including the suites, another way of experimentation, this one with French music, of huge impact on the international development of styles.

PROGRAMA

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048 a 3 violini, 3 viole, è 3 violoncelli col basso per il cembalo
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Adagio
Allegro

Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067 for flute, strings and continuo
Ouverture
Rondeau
Sarabande
Bourée I & II
Polonaise. Double
Menuet
Badinerie

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050 a une traversiere, une violino principale, une violino è una viola in ripieno, violoncello, violone è cembalo concertato
Allegro
Affettuoso
Allegro

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major BWV 1049 a violino principale, 2 flauti d’echo, 2 violini, una viola`e violone in ripieno, violoncello è continuo
Allegro
Andante
Presto

Duration: 85’

COMMEMORATION OF THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS (1721-2021)

COLLABORATION WITH THE AGENCIA ANDALUZA DE INSTITUCIONES CULTURALES

Leo Rossi, Miguel Romero, Elvira Martínez and Rafael Muñoz-Torrero, violins I
Valentín Sánchez, Raquel Batalloso and Nacho Ábalos, violins II
José Manuel Navarro, Carmen Moreno and Elvira Martínez, violas
Mercedes Ruiz, Aldo Mata and Carlos García, cellos
Ventura Rico, double bass
David Antich and Alberto Domínguez, recorders
Rafael Ruibérriz de Torres, flute

AlfonsoSebastián, harpsichord and conductor

Alfonso Sebastián, harpsichord and conductor. He studied piano (Pilar Armijo) and harpsichord (J. L. González Uriol) at the Conservatorio Superior in Zaragoza. Later on, specialised in fortepiano (Patrick Cohen) and studied conducting (Claire Levacher) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. He has attended advanced training courses with J.-W. Jansen, G. Leonhardt, L.-U. Mortensen, J. Ogg and P. Badura-Skoda, among others. Moreover, he is a guest conductor of the Orquesta Vigo430 and a member of the group Los Músicos de Su Alteza. He also collaborates with several ensembles, such as La Tempestad, Al Ayre Español and Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, among others. Likewise, he translated into Spanish Quantz’s treatise and collaborated in the translation of that of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Dairea, 2016). From 1999 onwards, he has been a professor of harpsichord and continuo at the Conservatorio Profesional in Salamanca.

Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, a joint project of its co-founder Ventura Rico and Pedro Gandía Martín, who has been its artistic director from 2001 onwards, is among the best Spanish ensembles devoted to the performance of early music following historicist criteria. Its artistic activity takes place in the most important Spanish and European stages, with an important presence in Andalusia. The OBS has recorded a rich collection of musical heritage on its label, named OBS-Prometeo, in addition to collaborating with the record labels Harmonia Mundi, Lindoro, Almaviva and, more recently, with Passacaille and IBS. In 2011 they were awarded with the Premio Nacional de Música. They have also won the Manuel de Falla Prize 2010, the FestClásica Award 2011 and an Honorary Distinction from the City of Seville. The OBS has the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture, the Seville City Council and the University of Seville.

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