Dresden Concerti

Donald Nicolson Director | Harpsichord

21-23 September 2024

The Dresden court was an opulent cultural hotspot in the early 18th Century under the ambitious reign of King Frederick Augustus II, who invested in developing the city as a brilliant centre of art, music, and architecture. The king attracted some of the most inventive composers from across Europe, who developed a dynamic style that reflected the rich tapestry of their musical backgrounds. Dresden Concerti explores works that epitomise the Dresden court style, and the musical traditions that influenced it, from Leipzig to Venice; a celebration of galant style in all its shimmering glory.

Program

Johann David Heinichen – Ouverture-Suite in G major, S.206
Christoph Graupner – Concerto for Two Violins in G minor, GWV 335
Johann Georg Pisendel – Sonata in C minor for Orchestra, J.III.2b
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – Harpsichord Concerto in D major F41

Performances

Saturday 21 September 2024, 5:30pm – Bendigo Art Gallery
Monday 23 September 2024, 7:30pm, Wesley Uniting Church, Melbourne

Concert duration: 1 hour (no interval)

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