Prégardien : de Bach à Britten

Published on: April 3rd, 2017

Concert duration : 2 hours with intermission
J.S. Bach: Garland of vocal and instrumental works
B. Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18 parts, op. 29
B. Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Jennifer Montone, french horn

Jean-Marie Zeitouni has a fascinating proposal for this year’s Montreal Bach Festival: bring Bach and Britten — two musical universes perhaps not as diametrically opposed as one might think — into tune with one another. Together with I Musici, tenor Julian Prégardien performs some of the most beautiful arias for tenor, drawn from the German composer’s cantatas and oratorios, echoing Britten’s enchanting Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Photo credits: David Curleigh, Marco Borggreve
Presented as part of the Montreal Bach Festival.