Royal Splendors – Bach, the Man of the Courts

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

October 14, 2000, 8:00 p.m., Stude Concert Hall, Rice University

You will be dazzled by this extraordinary orchestra and by the splendor of German courts. Bach’s remarkable music composed for kings and princes provides a festive and regal setting for grandeur.



Early Conversations Lecture - A Golden World

Dr. Christoph Wolff, 7:00 p.m., Stude Concert Hall

In a rarefied atmosphere in a golden period of his life, Bach rubbed shoulders with kings, potentates and princes and flourished artistically. Delight in the ambiance and glory of a brilliant life.




"They stand to play, creating waves of movement, dizzying to watch and challenging to listen to."
The Times/London

"The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra is one of the best early music groups in the world."
Evening Standard/London

"The playing was simply marvelous."
The Ann Arbor News

"One felt, right from the start, the verve and excitement of their playing."
The Daily Gazette/New York

"The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and their authentic performance on period instruments caused a sensation."

Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten

"A storm of applause burst out which the concert hall may have never heard."
Baydishe Zeitung

"This is pure avant-garde."
Suddeutsche Zeitung/Müchen

"One of the best 'original instrument' ensembles at present."
Salzburger Nachrichten
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