Welcome to Bristol Ensemble’s online concert which was originally broadcast on 14 February. Click on the image below to access the video of the concert. We hope you enjoy it!
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
John Rutter Suite Antique – movements 2, 4 and 5
Interview with Simon Kodurand and Julian Perkins
Simon Kodurand director / violin
Hugh Blogg violin
Amelia Grenfell violin
Carl Hill viola
Jane Fenton cello
Jub Davis double bass
Julian Perkins harpsichord
Roger Armstrong flute
Imogen Triner recorder
Kim Keeble recorder
The concert also includes three movements from John Rutter’s Suite Antique, written as a companion piece to the Brandenburg Concerto No.5. It explores a variety of Baroque and Classical styles from a Bach-like Aria to a ‘Richard Rodgers-style Waltz’.
Bach’s innovative Fifth Brandenburg Concerto features virtuosic harpsichord playing, designed by the composer to show off his own tremendous skill at the keyboard. Solo flautist Roger Armstrong and violinist Simon Kodurand join the harpsichordist Julian Perkins to make up a lead trio in this joyous work, full of driving rhythmic passages and ingenious counterpoint. Music from the age of opulence – the perfect antidote to the present day!