In partnership with : Saint Joseph's Oratory

Organ concert


“Amsterdam, 1717. A young German prince is about to leave the city, his trunks full of music that he hastened to take back to his court. He takes with him a volume of the Estro Armonico, Vivaldi’s collection of violin concertos published a few years earlier. The Prince was impatient, keen to introduce this music to his newly-appointed court Kapellmeister: a certain Johann Sebastian Bach… It is from this extraordinary encounter between two musical geniuses, via interposed manuscripts, that the program for this concert was born. Here you’ll appreciate the talents of Bach as an arranger, transposing the virtuosity of Vivaldi’s violins to the keyboards of the organ with his characteristic mastery. It’s an opportunity to discover how, in the course of copies and arrangements, the exuberant sensitivity of the Italian style rubs off on the German master’s original compositions”. (Le Cercle des Amis d’Etienne Berny)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto in A Minor, BWV 593
based on the Concerto in A Minor for two violins Op. 3, No 8 of Antonio Vivaldi
Fugue in B Minor on a theme by Arcangelo Corelli, BWV 579
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
Alla breve in D Major, BWV 589
Canzona in D minor, BWV 588
Toccata and fugue “Dorian” in D Minor, BWV 538

Federico Andreoni, organ
Vincent Boucher, animation

Projection on large screen

Free admission – No reservation required. 

concert info

  • November 19, 2023 15:30
  • Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
  • keyboard
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