BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER – STRAVINSKY / BACH
Albrecht Mayer, oboe d’amore
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
STRAVINSKY, Divertimento, orchestral suite after the ballet Le Baiser de la fée
BACH, Concerto for Oboe d’amore, Strings and Continuo in A major, BWV 1055R
Igor Stravinsky was a composer of the avant-garde, but he also frequently took up the legacy of music history. François-Xavier Roth, general music director of the city of Cologne, presents both sides during this concert. On the one hand, there is the groundbreaking ballet Petrushka, which combines a magical fairground atmosphere with a visionary musical idiom. In his charming Divertimento, on the other hand, Stravinsky pays his respects to Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballets. No less graceful is Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oboe Concerto in A major, performed by Albrecht Mayer, principal oboe of the Berliner Philharmoniker.