Simone Lamsma (photo Otto van den Toorn)

Pärt über Bach

Amsterdam Sinfonietta + Simone Lamsma
Thu 17 Oct 2024 20:15 - 22:00
Thu 17 Oct 2024
20:15 - 22:00
  • Thu 17 Oct 2024
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


19.15 / Foyerdeck 1 / Pre-concert talk

20.15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
Johann Sebastian Bach Allegro from Sonata in E minor (arr. Ottorino Respighi)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bist du bei mir BWV 508 (arr. Klemperer/Bouma)
Arvo Pärt Tabula rasa
Arvo Pärt Collage über B-A-C-H
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia from Cantate BWV 21 ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’
Johann Sebastian Bach Concert for two violins and string orchestra BWV 1060r


Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Candida Thompson direction, violin
Simone Lamsma violin

Two violinists perform solo works by two spiritual masters

Tabula Rasa is one of the first pieces that Pärt wrote in the characteristic minimalist, meditative style he later became famous for. ‘The sounds are there to surround the silence’, Pärt said of his tintinnabuli style. In the long period leading up to this piece, Pärt was in a deep crisis. In search of a new style, he incorporated other musical styles into collages. 

In Collage über B-A-C-H, Pärt masterfully incorporates Bachian phrases within his own modernist music, resulting in a composition rich in captivating tension and contrasting timbres. Works by Bach serve as a framework for the music of the pioneer of new spirituality. Violinists Simone Lamsma and Candida Thompson take on the solo roles in works by these two great masters. Heavenly.