Masato Suzuki director
Benjamin Appl baritone
Leo Duarte oboe
Benjamin Appl and the Academy of Ancient Music create an evening that's both a musical self-portrait of and a deeply moving homage to this most timeless of all composers.
The baritone is already one of the most exciting lieder-singers of his generation, but here he gets back to Bach in a very personal recital that's just as thoughtful and intimate as any lieder recital. 'Bach belongs not to the past, but to the future' said George Bernard Shaw, and it's only in the era of modern recordings, perhaps, that we've been able to grasp the full scope and richness of Bach's 200-plus cantatas. Tonight's programme ranges from extracts from the iconic St Matthew Passion to some of Bach's least known but loveliest cantatas.
J S Bach Sinfonia from Ich steh mit einem Fuss in Grabe, BWV 156
'Willkommen, werter Schatz!' from Schwingt Freudig euch empor, BWV 36
'Am Abend, da es kühle war' from St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
'Mache dich, mein Herze, rein' from St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Mv I of Violin Sonata No 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Ich habe genug, BWV 82
Sinfonia from Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal, BWV 146
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56
Sinfonia from Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 188
Air from Suite No 3 in D major, BWV 1068
'Es ist vollbracht' and 'Jesu deine Passion' from Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159
'Jesus bleibet meine Freude' from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestrawww.barbican.org.uk
Opening in October 2013, Milton Court Concert Hall is an exciting addition to the venue hire opportunities at the Barbican. Part of a £90million development for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the hall boasts a maximum seat capacity of 608, world-class acoustic design and state-of-the-art technical capability, and is supported by a knowledgeable technical and events team.
Set up for meetings, AGMs, conferences and product launches, the hall is complimented by bright, open foyers that are highly visible from street level - the ideal space to host catering and drinks receptions.
These events have recently been added and have discounted tickets available
Date: 11 Feb Time: 19:30