******* The CBSO Baroque Players will grace Acocks Green with their enchanting music again – this Wednesday – 7.30pm , St Marys Church, Warwick Rd. Free Entry, collection at end. Refreshments, everyone welcome *****************************
See below the write up of last year’s concert.
Another exceptional Swansong at Acocks Green Village Library, on the evening of Wednesday 30th June, when over 50 Folk enjoyed the music from the CBSO Baroque Players.
Rachel Latham- flute, Julia Beisswanger, Kelly McCusker- violins, Jackie Tyler-cello, Martin Perkins- harpsichord. They are part of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which brings live music out to the communities, called CBSO On The Road and which is supported by generous funding from Mitchells and Butlers Ltd.
The players were thought sensitive to the various pieces and the spirit of the time and composition. Particularly evident from the violin exchanges in the “Sanguineus et Melancholicus” in C minor.
Fredrick II (1712-1786), the title of the concert (See Portrait) was the son of Frederick William I, who was born in Berlin and as an adult studied music and literature, and himself wrote and composed music. He was an enlightened absolute monarch, who favoured the French Language, and studied art and music. He had built a French Rocco Palace, `San Souci` near Berlin.
“From the Court of Frederick the Great”
Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (1708-1763) : Sonata da Camera in B flat, Op 3 (c1760)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) : Harpsichord Sonata in B flat
Sonata: “Sanguineus et Melancholicus” in C minor (1749)
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773) : Sonata per il Flauto Traverso solo in B flat (c1743)
Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759) : Adagio in D minor for harpsichord
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach : Trio Sonata in C Wq.147 (1747)
The next Swansong concert is arranged for Wednesday 21st July 1900hrs at Acocks Green Library, with Stella Sims (mezzo-soprano) singing Romantic songs from Russia and elsewhere. Costs and expenses supported by audience donations.”