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Edinburgh International Festival – Bach’s Secular Cantatas

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

- £11 – £35

Performances that entertain, amuse, provoke and surprise: Scotland’s Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s finest early music ensembles, its fleet, fresh music-making directed with exceptional vigour by harpsichordist and scholar John Butt.

Bringing the Queen’s Hall series to a gloriously theatrical close, the Dunedin players and Butt offer a rare chance to experience the closest J S Bach ever came to opera, in two larger-than-life cantatas.

Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde depicts a bitterly fought song contest between Apollo and Pan representing ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, in a satirical work of biting wit and dashing invention. In Zerreißt, zersprengt, zertrümmert die Gruft, meanwhile, the goddess Athene begs wind deity Aeolus not to spoil the celebration for Leipzig’s favourite professor – in some of Bach’s most opulent, joyfully inventive music.

Programme

J.S. Bach Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde BWV 201
J.S. Bach Zerreißet, zersprenget, zertrümmert die Gruft BWV 205

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Date:
August 24
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
£11 – £35
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Venue

The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
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Phone:
01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

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+44 (0)131 473 2000

Details

Date:
August 24
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
£11 – £35
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Venue

The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

Other

Booking Telephone
+44 (0)131 473 2000