Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Dunedin Consort

Meg Bragle

Coolidge Auditorium

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John Butt, Director  |  Meg Bragle, Mezzo-soprano

Hear “Bach at his most ravishing” (The Independent) in what promises to be an extraordinary concert by Scotland’s Dunedin Consort. Led by harpsichordist and organist John Butt, a pre-eminent Bach scholar, the ensemble makes its first Washington appearance with an intimate, elegant band of eleven players, revealing the virtuosic instrumental writing of the composer’s cantatas and concerti, often heard in much larger configurations. This is an exceptional group, with performances marked by what The Times calls “the sheer sense of joy.” 

J.S. BACH

Orchestral Suite in B minor, BWV 1067
Cantata “Widerstehe doch der Sünde,” BWV 54
Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Cantata “Wergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust,” BWV 170
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion