“Allegro ma non Tanto” from the Oboe d’Amore Concerto BWV 1055 by Johann Bach
“Allegro ma non tanto” from the Oboe d’Amore Concerto BWV 1055 by Johann Bach
George Figueroa, violin; Jeffrey Thurston, violin; Kevin Darrow, English Horn; Drew Ricciardi, viola; and Aron Ryder, cello
Bach’s sparkling “Allegro ma non tanto” (fast but not too much) begins with a light dance that is contrasted with the dark tones of the English Horn. This is a difficult movement that requires a diligent group ready to move with each other deftly and leaves the audience with an uplifting sense of joy.