We have a chance to see one of our favourite visiting orchestras at the Wigmore Hall, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, play at home for once, at the Berlin Philharmonie.
Did they score? Of course they scored – they were playing at home.
This was a Vivaldi fest – three of Antonio’s big choral works, with the RIAS Kammerchor doing the singing:
- Magnificat RV 611
- Dixit Dominus RV 594
- Beatus vir RV 597
Very suitable hall for this sort of big work and a great occasion for us as part of our short break.
One of the highlights of our short trip to Berlin, for sure.
I couldn’t resist buying a couple of Akademie CDs on the day, both of which have had plenty of play as it happens, certainly avoiding the “doesn’t travel well; I suppose it is a souvenir” pitfall:
I know, we heard Vivaldi on the day, not Bach. But I have good recordings of those Vivaldi works, I wanted to hear some good Bach recordings by that orchestra. OK?