Hagen – Stadthalle

Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen
Antje Weithaas violin

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.44 e minor „Trauersinfonie“
Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto funèbre for Violin and String Orchestra
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (transfigured Night)

Cologne – Philharmonie

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony E-flat major KV 543
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Steven Mackey: „Triceros“ for trumpet solo, violin, flute, eboe, cembalo, and strings, based on J.S. Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony C major KV 551 “Jupiter Symphony”

Heidelberg – Kongresshaus

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Steven Mackey: „Triceros“ for trumpet solo, violin, flute, eboe, cembalo, and strings, based on J.S. Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Uri Caine: „Hamsa“ for piano solo, violin, flute, and strings, based on  J. S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto

CD release: part 2 of Antje Weithaas’ Bach-Ysaÿe-Trilogy

Eugène Ysaÿe sketched out his six sonatas for solo violin in just 24 hours, after hearing a concert by the violinist Joseph Szigeti in which the latter played the G Minor Sonata BMV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The 65-year-old Ysaÿe dedicated each of his op. 27 sonatas to a different violinist – he portrayed their characters in the sonatas, but also showed whom he ideally wanted as interpreter for each work.

Johann Sebastian Bach can be clearly felt as a model in many passages in Ysaÿe’s sonatas, whether in the relationship between major and minor, in note-for-note quotes or in the movements’ structures. However, whereas Ysaÿe’s op. 27 sonatas are full of the sagacity of age, Bach’s sonatas and partitas are very early works. Bach was just 31 years old when he composed these masterpieces of the violin literature. But they still capture “the whole of life in its unbelievable complexity,” says Antje Weithaas.

Recording Ysaÿe’s sonatas together with the solo sonatas and partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach, thus placing them in direct contrast with one another, was Antje Weithaas’ own idea. “The Bach works are very well known. But those by Ysaÿe? He is always being put in the virtuoso category, but also always wanted to be considered a serious composer. And in my eyes, he is!”

 

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Budapest – Liszt Academy

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Steven Mackey: „Triceros“ for trumpet solo, violin, flute, eboe, cembalo, and strings, based on J.S. Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Uri Caine: „Hamsa“ for piano solo, violin, flute, and strings, based on  J. S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto

Szczecin – Philharmonic Hall

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Uri Caine: „Hamsa“ for piano solo, violin, flute, and strings, based on  J. S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73

Erfurt – Zughafen

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Steven Mackey: „Triceros“ for trumpet solo, violin, flute, eboe, cembalo, and strings, based on J.S. Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Uri Caine: „Hamsa“ for piano solo, violin, flute, and strings, based on  J. S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto

Potsdam – Nikolaisaal

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Steven Mackey: „Triceros“ for trumpet solo, violin, flute, eboe, cembalo, and strings, based on J.S. Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Uri Caine: „Hamsa“ for piano solo, violin, flute, and strings, based on  J. S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto

Örebro – Konserthus

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Katarina Andreasson violin
Fiona Kelly flute
Mårten Larsson oboe
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Björn Gäfvert cembalo
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Steven Mackey: „Triceros“ for trumpet solo, violin, flute, eboe, cembalo, and strings, based on J.S. Bach’s 2nd Brandenburg Concerto (world premiere)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Uri Caine: „Hamsa“ for piano solo, violin, flute, and strings, based on  J. S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto (world premiere)

Örebro – Konserthus

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Antje Weithaas violin
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Uri Caine piano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73