• Baroque Dances

  • Sat, 18-01-2020 at 19:30
  • Music Hall Aberdeen
    Union Street
    AB10 1QS Aberdeen
Baroque Dances - Music Hall Aberdeen - Aberdeen

LULLY Suite, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (20’)RAMEAU Suite from Les Indes Galantes (20’)TELEMANN ‘Alster’ Overture Suite (30’)BACH Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069 (20’)MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV – Director / HarpsichordPrincipal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev directs a packed programme of beautiful and fun-filled French and German Baroque music. First off, Versailles and the court of Louis XIV, for Jean-Baptiste Lully’s suite from his humorous opera-ballet Le Bourgeois gentilhomme. This is followed by the imaginative and sensual music of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, then over to Germany as Maxim directs Telemann’s musical depiction of Alster Lake near Hamburg – complete with cannon fire, echoes, birds, frogs and merry-making peasants.Completing the concert is JS Bach’s Suite No 4 – a set of dance pieces in the French Baroque style. Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev made the sun-kissed summers and storm-tossed winters of Haydn’s The Seasons leap from the page. Proudly sponsored by 20/20 Productions / match funded Culture & Business Fund Scotland