Part of TH2 Thursday 2
About This Performance
We seldom think of Johann Sebastian Bach as a fiddler, but it is worth remembering that as a young man he worked as a concertmaster as well as an organist. Much of his orchestral music is lost, but his two surviving solo violin concertos date from his first years in Leipzig, where he led the local Collegium Musicum in addition to his various church duties.
Come for: Continuing his ongoing exploration of Bach, Gil Shaham plays both of the German master’s solo violin concertos in a dynamic partnership with Gustavo Dudamel.
And more: Nobody did more in the Romantic era to keep Bach's music from oblivion than Felix Mendelssohn, whose youthful First Symphony (the first with winds that is; he wrote twelve earlier symphonies for strings alone) caps the program.
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