2019 Concert Season
VDB with Thomas Flint
Van Diemen’s Band are joined by renowned UK bass player Thomas Flint and in this concert will transport you to the 17th Century tradition of Abendmusik – evening music for the people – from Lübeck’s Marienkirche to Hobart Town Hall.
The Abendmusik tradition was established in the mid 17th century by Franz Tunder and subsequently handed down to Dietrich Buxtehude, his successor who held the post until his death in 1707. During Buxtehude’s tenure, these concerts became so famous around Europe that they anecdotally inspired the young Johann Sebastian Bach to walk more than 400km from Arnstadt to attend them in Advent, 1705.
Dieterich Becker: Paduan
Franz Tunder: O Jesu dulcissime
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Die Fechtschule
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum
Schmelzer: Lamento Sopra la Morte Ferdinand III
Johann Christoph Bach: Wie bist du denn O Gott im Zorn
Biber: Sonata Jacunda in D
Dietrich Buxtehude: Ich bin eine Blume zu Saron
Concert presented by Musica Viva Tasmania.
8pm, Thursday 14 February 2019, Hobart Town Hall