Berliner Barock Solisten

Berliner Barock Solisten | Reinhard Goebel


Fri, 20.08. | 19.30 | No. 211310

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021




    Berliner Barock Solisten

    Berliner Barock Solisten | Reinhard Goebel

    Reinhard Goebel  musical direction

    “The Brandenburg Concertos at 300”

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
    Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Exactly 300 years ago, on 24 March 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach sent a calligraphic fair copy of “Six concerts avec plusieurs instruments” to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg. Under the name Brandenburg Concertos, they are today among the most popular works in the Baroque repertoire, in part because they feature their “various instruments” – flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, viola, and harpsichord –in matchless solo parts. The Berliner Barock Solisten consists of members of the Berlin Philharmonic, early music specialists and guest stars such as trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich, and they have reworked the legendary cycle together with Reinhard Goebel. In 1985-86, Goebel made a sensation with his first recording. At that time, he followed the premises of historical performance practice; today he sees things more liberally and prefers a freer approach. His new book about the Brandenburg Concertos, which he wrote during the corona lockdown, shows just how close to his heart these works are. 

    You can purchase the digital concert program here.

    Berliner Barock Solisten

    The Berliner Barock Solisten were founded in 1995 by members of the Berlin Philharmonic and renowned interpreters of early music in Berlin to perform works of the 17th and 18th centuries in a stylistically appropriate and historically informed manner. Although the ensemble plays on modern or modernized instruments, the result is very close to the authentic original sound. The violinist Rainer Kussmaul, an internationally experienced soloist in the field of Baroque music who passed away in 2017, served as artistic director for the first 15 years of the ensemble’s existence. Following an interim period in which concerts were conducted by Bernhard Forck, Daniel Gaede, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Gottfried von der Goltz, Daniel Hope, Daishin Kashimoto, and Daniel Sepec, Reinhard Goebel succeeded Kussmaul in 2018. One focus of their activity is on works that have been unjustly forgotten, most notably compositions by Georg Philipp Telemann. Performing throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia, the Berliner Barock Solisten have given concerts with such singers as Christine Schäfer, Anna Prohaska, Dorothea Röschmann, Sandrine Piau, Michael Schade, and Mark Padmore. The actors Armin Müller-Stahl and Burghart Klaussner have participated as narrators, and Andreas Staier, Christine Schornsheim, and Kristian Bezuidenhout have joined them at the piano or harpsichord. The ensemble received the coveted Grammy Award in 2005 for its recording of Bach cantatas with Thomas Quasthoff, and their account of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with Reinhard Goebel was awarded the Opus Klassik in 2018.

    Lucerne Festival debut on 8 September 2003 in a program of works by Bach, Telemann, Albinoni, and Vivaldi.

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    Reinhard Goebel

    Reinhard Goebel, who was born in Siegen in 1952, started his career as a violinist and specialized in early music from the very beginning. He studied first with Franzjosef
    Maier, concertmaster of the Collegium Aureum, and subsequently at the Cologne Musikhochschule and with Saschko Gawriloff at the Folkwangschule in Essen; at the same time, he completed a degree in musicology at the University of Cologne. In 1973 Goebel founded Musica Antiqua Köln, which he led for 33 years, first as concertmaster, then as conductor. He made recordings with this ensemble that became benchmarks and earned a reputation as one of the leading figures in the historically informed performance practice realm. Goebel was compelled to give up playing the violin in 2006 because of a focal dystonia and has since concentrated entirely on his work on the podium. To date, he has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and numerous German radio orchestras; he has also led opera productions at the Hanover Staatsoper, Theater St. Gallen, National Theater Weimar, Theater Freiburg, and the National Theater Mannheim. In 2018, the Berliner Barock Solisten appointed him their artistic director. Goebel has devoted himself intensively over the last two years to the project “Beethoven’s World,” with which he explores unknown works by the composer and relates them to the music of his contemporaries. Five CDs containing seven premiere recordings have been produced as a result of this project. Goebel has taught historical performance practice at the Salzburg Mozarteum since 2010. In recognition of his musical achievements, the City of Magdeburg awarded him the Telemann Prize in 2002; Leipzig honored him with the Bach Medal in 2017. Goebel is also the recipient of North Rhine-Westphalia’s State Prize.

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