November21 2019 (Thu)
7:00 PM

At the Prussian Court

Ensemble Postillon

Maisel Synagogue | Classical Music

70 minutes | Available

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Date: November 21, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Venue: Maisel Synagogue
Duration: 70 minutes
Status: Available
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Hear late Baroque and early Classical music at Maisel Synagogue delivered by group of young musicians

A concert given by Ensemble Postillon, a group of young international musicians with a focus on early music, particularly from the Berlin court of Frederick the Great. The concert program offers almost forgotten works by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, and other representatives of the late Baroque and early Classical styles.

The concert is co-organized by Endowment Fund for the Promotion of Classical Music.

Program: 

  • Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (1708–1763)
    Trio Sonata in A Minor for Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo
    Moderato
    Allegro
    Vivace
  • Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
    Harpsichord  Sonata in G Minor, Wq65/17 (1746)
    Allegro
    Adagio
    Allegro Assai
  • Johann Phillip Kirnberger (1721–1783)
    Oboe Sonata B Major (1769)
    Adagio
    Allegro
    Tempo di Minuetta (se 3 variacemi)
  • Johann David Heinichen (1683–1729)
    Trio Sonata C Minor for Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo
    Vivace
    Largo
    Presto
  • František Benda (1709–1786)
    Violin Sonata a Minor
    Allegro ma non molto
    Andante

    Presto é scherzando
  • Johann Martin Blockwitz (1687–1742)
  • Christian Gottfried Krause (1719–1770)
    Trio Sonata in D Minor for Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo
    Andante
    Allegro
    Vivace

Performing:

Petra Václavíková - baroque oboe and recorder
Hsu-Mo Chien - baroque violin
Sophie – Justine Herr - baroque cello
Hwa-Jeong Lee - harpsicord

Ensemble Postillon is composed of five musicians of four different nationalities who met during their studies of historical performance in Frankfurt am Main. The musicians share an enthusiasm for early music.

With rich and colourful instrumentation, the ensemble focuses on almost forgotten works by composers of late Baroque and early Classical music for three top voices and basso continuo. In March 2019, Ensemble Postillon reached the final of the prestigious International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, and the harpsichordist Hwa-Jeong Lee was awarded third prize for his general basso and obbligato playing.
 
Petra Václavíková is one of the Czech Republic’s promising young Baroque oboists and flautists. While studying at Pilsen Conservatory, she received the prestigious Ringve scholarship, which is awarded to arts students from Central Europe.

She was a member of the Baroque youth orchestra Bachs Erben as part of her bachelor's degree in Baroque oboe performance in Bremen, Germany. Since 2016, she has been doing a master's degree in oboe and recorder playing in Frankfurt am Main.

In the summer of 2017, she won an orchestral academy audition at the prestigious Innsbruck Festival of Early Music in Austria. Petra Václavíková performs with many early music ensembles in Germany. She is also involved with Peter Wuttke’s Haynes Catalogue, the world’s largest bibliography of literature on early oboe music. At the start of her bachelor’s and master’s studies, she received support from the Endowment Fund for the Promotion of Classical Music.

Important: 

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual / smart casual 

See chamber concerts at the St. Nicholas Church only few streets away. 

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