Aranjuez celebrates the ‘Brandenburg Concerts’

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The veteran Aranjuez Festival, which Javier Estrella bravely directs, has moved its 28th edition to September 19 and will focus much of its attention on two important events: the 300 years since the premiere of the Brandenburg Concerts of Bach and the 250 years of the birth of Beethoven, the latter a bit in the past; but it is already known that all saints have an octave; and it never hurts to remember the illustrious deaf man, especially when it is done through very little-known works, the Piano quartets, which will be performed by top musicians, those who make up the Klavier Trio of Hannover, violin, cello and piano, and the violist Konstantin Sellheim, instrumentalist of the Munich Philharmonic.

The first three works – not to be confused with those written for violin, cello and piano by the on. 1, 11, 70 and 97, as appears to be done in the notes to the program – they are cataloged by Kinsky and Halm with the reference WoO 36. The fourth, which closes the concert, is an arrangement of the Quintet for piano and winds op. 16. Bach will be evoked by soloists from the Seville Baroque Orchestra, who will play three of the Brandenburgers, the 3, the 4 and the 5 (BWV 1048, 1049 and 1050), and the Suite nº 2, BWV 1067. In the field of dance, such an important dimension in these concerts, Delirium Musica and la Floreta also move, with pages by Marais, Jacquet de la Guerre, Cabezón, Merula, Falconier, Purcell and Nebra.

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In the well-worked program, we also find other interesting proposals: a concert by the saxophone quartet Fukio Ensemble; recital by the light soprano Mariví Blasco and the gambist Johanna Rose (with works by Hidalgo, Marín, Cabanilles and Ortiz, among others); French music of Spanish inspiration (Couperin, Lully, Charpentier, Campra) by Ensemble Ludovic; and Symphonies of Basset by Forma Antiqva, which will hold a meeting with the public in charge of closing the Festival on October 23


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