Tuesday 22 August 2017 11.00am

Edinburgh Festival Bach Cantatas (1 of 2)

Event details

  • 11.00am. Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, UK


  • Telemann Ouverture in D major TWV55:D15

  • JS Bach Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54

  • Telemann Trio in E-flat major TWV42:Es1

  • JS Bach Gott soll allein mein Herze haben BWV 169


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About this concert

With his vocal finesse, his flawless tone and the disarming directness of his performances, English countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of today’s true vocal stars, both on the opera stage and in the concert hall.

He joins Richard Egarr and AAM for two special concerts at the 2017 International Festival, celebrating the cantatas for solo countertenor by Bach.

In this first concert, Davies contrasts the dramatic Wiederstehe doch der Sünde and its dire warnings about sin with the joyful Gott soll allein mein Herze haben. Two instrumental works by Telemann, by turns imposing and intimate, complete the programme.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3