To hear Bach’s keyboard concertos is to witness the birth of a genre. Alternating bustling brio and the most heartfelt lyricism, Bach creates music that speaks across the centuries. Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require.
Béla Bartók’s Divertimento is one of the iconic works for chamber orchestra—an exhilarating showpiece, inflected with folk melodies and driving rhythms. An intriguing Telemann concerto for four violins and three heartfelt miniatures by Dvořák complete a concert of contrasts across the centuries.
DVOŘÁK Three Miniatures Op 75a
TELEMANN Concerto for four violins TWV54:A1
BACH Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor BWV1058
BACH Keyboard Concerto No 4 in A major BWV1055
BARTÓK Divertimento Sz113
Explore & Discover
What might Bach & Bartók have in common? More than you might expect, writes MCO Principal Bass Emma Sullivan.
Concert Notes: Bach Concertos
Read the program notes for Bach Concertos and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.
Arts magazine Limelight interviewed David Fung about milestones in his career and performing the music of Bach ahead of his MCO tour.
Listen: David Fung
Pianist David Fung joins us for the Bach Concertos in this concert. In this video he performs a fiendish sonata by another Baroque master, Scarlatti.