19.3 pm Concert introduction by Christian Kabitz
JULIA FISCHER violin
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Sonata for Violin no. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
Sonata for violin no. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Sonata for violin no. 3 in C minor BWV 1005
When asked which composer has had the most lasting impact on her artistic life, Julia Fischer's answer would probably be: Johann Sebastian Bach. He has been her constant companion since her first lessons on violin and piano. She has never been displeased with Bach. On the contrary: the violinist has a close relationship with his art and has developed her own view of it over the years. Fischer is convinced that Bach was inspired by the Italian Baroque masters, and she lets this conviction flow audibly and tangibly into her emotionally profound Bach interpretations.
As a guest at the Frankfurt Bach Concerts in the Great Hall of the Alte Oper, Julia Fischer will perform three sonatas from the six sonatas and partitas for violin solo that J.S. Bach composed in his Köthen period around 1720 and which have since been among the most demanding ever written for violin.