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Bach in Baltimore Presents: Bach & Telemann at Towson United Methodist Church

Dates: (3/3/2024 )

Theatre:

Towson United Methodist Church

Bach in Baltimore

3400 Norman Avenue
Towson,MD 21286

Phone: 410-941-9262

Tickets: $32 adults, $10 students(ages 13-18 & full time), free for young children (0-12)

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Today, J.S. Bach is regarded as the greatest German Baroque composer, but in the 18th century, Telemann was the more celebrated superstar, commanding a prestigious post as cantor of the city of Hamburg. He was the most prolific composer of music history, penning over 3,000 compositions - at least three times as many as Bach.  Both composers were tapped to be the cantor at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, which Telemann turned down and Bach accepted. J.S. Bach had warm feelings for Telemann whom he made godfather and namesake of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel.

 Telemann’s Sonata in F minor for bassoon is a  work of great beauty and virtuosity. It is paired with Bach’s Orchestral Suite, No. 2 featuring flute, strings and harpsichord. Bach’s work is noteworthy for several reasons: First, its polonais (derived from Polish folk dance) can be attributed to Telemann’s influence. Second, the work concludes with one of the showstoppers of all of flute repertoire—a high spirited, lightning-fast flute solo that literally will take your breath away. The concert includes Bach’s Cantata 33: Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Alone towards you, Lord Jesus Christ). This comforting work contains one of Bach’s best known alto solos. Escape the chill of late winter with bravado works from two great friends who inspired each other to compose music that continue to challenge musicians today.

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Bach In Baltimore Announces 2019-2020 Season Of Baroque Greatest Hits
Bach In Baltimore Announces 2019-2020 Season Of Baroque Greatest Hits
May 06, 2019

Bach in Baltimore announced today the 2019/2020 Season of First Sunday Concerts, its annual series featuring the music of Baroque master J.S. Bach and his contemporaries in gorgeous sacred spaces across the Baltimore metro area, including Ellicott City, Inner Harbor Baltimore, and Towson. The 2019/2020 concert series will consist of eleven ticketed concerts that runs from October 6, 2019, to June 7, 2020.

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