...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Benjamin Appl & Gabetta Consort

8 April 2023, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks

Benjamin Appl & Gabetta Consort

J. S. Bach: Peasant Cantata (“Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet”) – Sinfonia, BWV 212
J. S. Bach: “Zu Tanze, zu Sprunge” – aria from the cantata Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201
Pachelbel: Canon in D major
J. S. Bach: “Es ist vollbracht” – aria from the cantata Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159
J. S. Bach: “Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß” – aria from the cantata Sei Lob und Ehr’ dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117
J. S. Bach:“Willkommen, werter Schatz” – aria from the cantata Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36
J. S. Bach: Sinfonia from the cantata Ich steh” mit einem Fuss im Grabe, BWV 156
J. S. Bach: “Am Abend, da es kühle war… Mache dich, mein Herze rein” – arioso and aria from the St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
J. S. Bach: “Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder” – aria from the St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R
J. S. Bach: Ich habe genug – cantata, BWV 82

Benjamin Appl (baritone)
Gabetta Consort
Conductor and featured on the violin: Andrés Gabetta

The Gabetta Consort brings a magnificent Bach programme to the Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks. The Swiss ensemble, which specializes in baroque music, was founded in 2019. Its leader, violinist Andrés Gabetta, carries on the approach he has been taking in Cappella Gabetta since 2010, exploring obscure or even unknown works that can be combined with a wide variety of musical styles to create surprising and unusual programmes.

The Gabetta Consort regularly performs in such leading concert halls of the world as the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie and the Zurich Tonhalle, and has collaborated with artists like Jakub Józef Orlińsky, Franco Fagioli, Vivica Genaux, Gábor Boldoczki and Valer Sabadus.

Benjamin Appl, the featured baritone of the concert, who formerly had Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for a mentor, rose to the ranks of the world’s most celebrated singers in recent years. Critics praise his voice for its inexhaustible richness of colour, and his performance mode for its highly expressive character, which is said to have brought back the golden age of vocal art.

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HUF 2 900 – 10 500