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Bach’s dazzling concerto

The key work in the next OBS concert is Bach’s dazzling Violin Concerto in E Major with Bojan Čičić as the soloist. We find out a little more about the origins of the concerto.

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Performer Focus: Aileen Thomson

Soprano Aileen Thomson is an alumna of St Peter’s College, Oxford. We hear more about her career as a performer both as a soloist and a choral singer.

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Performer Focus: Susanne Heinrich

One of the leading viol players of her generation, Susanne Heinrich has performed and recorded with many of the leading period-instrument ensembles of Europe, and for many years toured worldwide with the Palladian Ensemble. In this edition, we discover a bit more about the life of this extraordinary violist…

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Will you join us for Actus Tragicus?

Coming up on Sunday 6 August is the next concert from the Oxford Bach Soloists – Actus Tragicus – a fascinating concert exploring the music by some of the greatest composers of the baroque age.

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Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for recorder, viola da gamba and strings, TWV 52:a1

Stylistic eclecticism was a distinctive feature of instrumental music by German composers of the mid to late Baroque. Telemann, though professing difficulty in writing concertos, preferring the orchestral suite form for which he was greatly admired by Quantz and others, nevertheless produced over one hundred of them, in which variety of tonal colour and idiomatic instrumental writing are conspicuous features.
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