Bach’s Doubles and Triples
The Irish Baroque Orchestra is joined by internationally renowned Baroque violinist and director, Rachel Podger in Bach’s Doubles and Triples on Thursday, June 23rd / 8pm at the NCH. The concert is part of the NCH International Concert Series 2022.
Bach’s Doubles and Triples showcases different combinations of instruments and brings to the fore the musical dynamism of Rachel Podger, Claire Duff and Kinga Ujszászi (violin), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord), Miriam Kaczor (flute), and Leo Duarte (oboe).
Featuring four Bach concerti, the programme opens with a contrapuntal tour-de-force, Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor. Affectionately known as the ‘Double Concerto’, it is one of Bach’s most well-loved works and a fine example of a Baroque concerto.
It is followed by Bach Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute and Violin in A Minor which sets up a vibrant dialogue between the three solo instruments and the orchestra. The harpsichord plays the starring role throughout the piece.
In Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in D Minor, both instruments reflect their distinctive timbre and characteristics, with the violin winning out for its virtuosity. The concert concludes with Bach Concerto for Three Violins in D Major, in three movements, with two lively Allegros framing a lovely Adagio.
Irish Baroque Orchestra / Rachel Podger perform Bach’s Doubles and Triples on Friday, June 24th / 7.30pm in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford and in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge on Sunday, June 26th / 7.00pm. Both concerts are supported by Culture Ireland.