Viktoria Mullova and Richard Egarr

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Viktoria Mullova and Richard Egarr

Her intelligence and artistry place Viktoria Mullova among the most exciting soloists of her generation, a violinist whose bold clarity of vision lets the music speak directly to the listener.

Here Mullova joins Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert that sets the sublime against the joyful in music by Haydn, JS and CPE Bach. The mercurial moods of CPE Bach’s Symphony in A major and the good-natured warmth and earthy wit of Haydn – heard here in his Symphony No 4 and his sparkling Violin Concerto in G major – stand in contrast to the transcendent, other-worldly beauty of Erbarme Dich from JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion, in which the purity of the countertenor voice is set in dialogue with its wordless spirit-double, the violin. Continuing the AAM’s ‘From her Pen’ series which champions the unjustly neglected music of the Baroque’s women composers the concert concludes with ‘Sinfonia’ from Pallade e Marte by the enigmatic Maria Margherita Grimani.

Concert details
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No.4 in A major, H660
JS Bach Cantata 'Bekennen will ich seinen Namen', BWV200
J.S. Bach Concerto for Violin No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041
J.S. Bach 'Erbarme Dich, mein Gott' from St. Matthew Passion
Haydn Symphony No.4 in D major, HobI:4
Haydn 'Fac me vere tecum flere' from Stabat Mater, HobXXa:1
Haydn Concerto for Violin in G major, HobVIIa:4
Viktoria Mullova Violin
James Hall Countertenor
Richard Egarr Director / Harpsichord
Academy of Ancient Music
Concert dates
The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds
Monday, 18 November 2019 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £32, £27, U25s £5. Prices include £1 booking fee
Box office: 01284 758000
Milton Court Concert Hall, London
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £15 - £35 plus booking fee
Box office: 020 7638 8891