Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe | BSF22
Sat Jan 29 2022 at 09:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Flagey | Brussels, BU
AdvertisementIn the midst of his busy work as Thomas Cantor, Johann Sebastian Bach also found time to compose a great deal of incidental music, often of outstanding quality. This is certainly true of the magisterial funeral cantata Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV198. It is a haunting musical farewell, written in 1727 as a tribute to the Saxon princess Christiane Eberhardine, beloved wife of Polish King August the Strong. This ode is a contemplation on the transitory versus the eternal. For Bach, death is not a sad event, but a reason for passionate longing and quiet joy.
In the context of the Baltic Sea Festival 2022: bit.ly/BalticSeaFestival22
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, cond.
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Alex Potter, countertenor
Guy Cutting, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata “Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir”, BWV 73 – Missa brevis, BWV 235 – Cantata “Lass, Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl” (Trauer-Ode), BWV 198
Where is it happening?Flagey, Place Sainte-Croix, 1, Brussels, Belgium
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