BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
BACH: Piano Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
BACH: Piano Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058
BACH: Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
Matan Porat piano, Concerto Budapest
Conductor: András Keller
Even in the current miserable situation, nothing can stop Matan Porat – the great Israeli pianist now resident in Berlin, who since 2015 has been a regular guest of Concerto Budapest as concert soloist, chamber musician and, indeed, composer – from playing alongside Concerto Budapest. This time around it is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach; the programme represents the astonishing opening period of the history of keyboard concertos. At the same time, of course, it exemplifies the enormous virtuosity of the official composer to the Elector of Saxony and Polish royal court. Following the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 composed solely for strings there are three keyboard concertos, and what is more, these three concertos were originally set for other instruments. Thus, the work in G minor was inspired by the A minor violin concerto, musicologists consider the A major concerto to be mostly derived from the oboe d’amore concerto, and it is presumed that the movements of the F minor concerto were originally written for violin and oboe.