Baroque Dresden: The Musical Melting Pot
Benslow Music, Hitchin
Our 2021 summer school will be devoted to exploring the riches of Baroque Dresden’s cosmopolitan musical scene. The focus will be on two large-scale works written by J.S. Bach for the Dresden court, the Trauerode BWV198 (1727) and the first portion of the Mass in B minor (1733), together with choral and orchestral works by Vivaldi, Hasse and Zelenka. We also plan to work on music performed by the court orchestra, by Telemann, Vivaldi, Heinichen and others, and motets written for the seventeenth-century Dresden court chapel by Heinrich Schütz, Christoph Bernhard and Vincenzo Albrici.