Leipzig

Friedrich Werner (1690–1778). View of the City of Leipzig from the South East, ca. 1750, colored engraving. Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, Germany/Bridgeman Images

Concert Program IV

Leipzig

When Georg Philipp Telemann turned down the post of Leipzig Music Director and Cantor, the city begrudgingly offered the position to its second choice: Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s years in Leipzig produced some of the greatest music ever composed—from the St. Matthew Passion and Mass in b minor to scores of keyboard concerti—thus cementing that city’s place as one of music history’s most important locales. A century later, two of the Romantic era’s greatest composers would likewise call Leipzig home: Felix Mendelssohn, who served as Director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and founder of the Leipzig Conservatory, and Robert Schumann, whose mighty Piano Quintet concludes this summer’s fourth Concert Program.

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach(1685–1750)
Keyboard Concerto in d minor, BWV 1052 (ca. 1738–1739)
Georg Philipp Telemann(1681–1767)
Canary Cantata, TWV 20: 37 (1737)
Felix Mendelssohn(1809–1847)
Andante and Variations for Piano, Four Hands, op. 83a (1844)
Robert Schumann(1810–1856)
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842)
Wednesday 25Jul