Arcangelo & Théotime Langlois de Swarte: Bath Bachfest

Bach's multifarious writing for violin, revealed by a breakthrough next-generation talent.


  • Bach –  Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major BWV1046
  • Bach – Cantata BWV2 “Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein”
  • Bach – Violin Concerto in E major BWV1042
  • Bach – Cantata BWV 1 “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”

About this programme

C.P.E. Bach wrote that his father “understood to perfection the possibilities of all stringed instruments” – but Johann Sebastian reserved special favour for his own instrument, the violin. This programme reveals Bach’s multifarious violin writing for solo concerto, concerto grosso, and as obbligato counterpart to the human voice. Breakthrough star violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte is the perfect collaborator, performing here as soloist and Konzertmeister.


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Event information:

  • 7.30pm, Saturday 17 February
  • Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT

Event Artists

Anita Monserrat, Anna Dennis, Edward Grint, Guy Cutting, Jonathan Cohen, Théotime Langlois de Swarte