Easter Concert in Baden-Baden 2022: Francois-Xavier Roth & Albrecht Mayer
In Baden-Baden, we are meeting François-Xavier Roth with the Berliner Philharmoniker and their principal oboist Albrecht Mayer, who perform a wonderful Bach concerto for Easter. Playing Bach is natural for a conductor who founded Les Siècles, an original instrument ensemble. Roth's other sympathies lie with music from the modern era: here in the form of fairy tales that were in vogue in Russia around 1900. In Petrushka Stravinsky transports us to a fair in St. Petersburg around 1830; with The Fairy’s Kiss, the Russian composer was inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky.
Igor Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss, suite from the ballet music after Peter Tchaikovsky; Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe dʼAmore and Orchestra, BWV 1055R; Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka