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Kings Place: Hall One
|Bach Unwrapped: Carolyn Sampson and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at Kings Place|
|Tonight’s programme was a real treat for Bach enthusiasts: one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world performing two of the most popular concertos, joined by Carolyn Sampson for two heart-wrenching cantatas for soprano and obbligato flute. We started with Cantata 209, “Non sa che sia dolore”. The story behind this cantata is something of a mystery – no-one knows when or why Bach wrote it, or if indeed he was the composer. It may have been composed for Bach’s friend Matthias Gesner, who was born near the town of Ansbach which is referred to in the anonymous text.|
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