W.F. Bach: Sinfonia in F major (“Dissonant”), F. 67
F. Mendelssohn: String Symphony no. 7 in D minor
J.S. Bach Organ Trio BWV 529 in C major
Sara Levy (1761-1854) is one of the least heralded and yet most consequential figures in European musical history, providing a crucial link that led Felix Mendelssohn to spearhead the Bach Revival with his 1829 production of the St Matthew Passion. This program features a brilliant, enigmatic Sinfonia in F major by Levy’s teacher Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (the eldest son of J.S.) alongside a precocious, gracefully wrought String Symphony in d minor by her grandnephew, the 12-year-old Mendelssohn.
FREE to attend.
All Souls’ Episcopal Church
Bach Collegium San Diego