9 episodes

Brought to you by the baroque music collective Solomon's Knot, the SKaffeehaus is a space where we chat to interesting people, get geeky about old music, explore the ideas behind upcoming projects, and discuss news and trends in the classical music world.www.solomonsknot.co.ukTwitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook@solomonsknot

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Brought to you by the baroque music collective Solomon's Knot, the SKaffeehaus is a space where we chat to interesting people, get geeky about old music, explore the ideas behind upcoming projects, and discuss news and trends in the classical music world.www.solomonsknot.co.ukTwitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook@solomonsknot

    Bach's Horns

    Bach's Horns

    Spread over 3 different time zones 17 hours apart, Jonny chats to SK ‘horn star’ Anneke Scott and Professor Bertil van Boer of Western Washington University in a deep dive into the origins of the horn in art music performance, specifically in the context of the music of our beloved Johann Sebastian Bach.Anneke's recommended links:https://lettystott.comhttps://www.hornandtrumpet.com/author/peter-holmes/Thanks for listening to the SKaffeehaus. To support Solomon's Knot and all of our work, plea...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    JS Bach's St Matthew Passion

    JS Bach's St Matthew Passion

    SK artistic director Jonathan Sells speaks to Professor Bettina Varwig, stage director John La Bouchardière and keyboard player Chad Kelly about Bach's St Matthew Passion. What is it, and how will Solomon’s Knot’s approach it?Thanks for listening to the SKaffeehaus. To support Solomon's Knot and all of our work, please visit https://www.solomonsknot.co.uk/support/Twitter/Insta/Facebook/YouTube @solomonsknot© Solomon's Knot Productions Ltd

    • 1 hr 15 min
    How shall we sing the Lord's song? Help for non-believers.

    How shall we sing the Lord's song? Help for non-believers.

    SK alto Kate Symonds-Joy (codename KSJ) interviews director Tom Guthrie, SK sopranos Zoë Brookshaw and Clare Lloyd-Griffiths, and the Preacher of Lincoln's Inn chapel, the Ven Sheila Wilson, on a search for answers to her burning questions:- as a performer who feels most satisfied and honest when they fully immerse themselves in the text and music at hand, how do I commit to sacred music in concert performance?- do my own beliefs or feelings matter when I'm performing? - and a few more.....

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Who is the Matthew Passion for?

    Who is the Matthew Passion for?

    Solomon's Knot Artistic Director Jonathan Sells gives his personal take on why JS Bach's St Matthew Passion continues to attract audiences every year, for whom it is 'for', and how we should best approach listening to or experiencing it.Far removed from the era and context of the first performances of the Matthew Passion, our ritualised annual concert performances of the piece have become an object of worship in their own right.As well as the beguiling music and compelling story, the Passion ...

    • 21 min
    Who now?! KUHNAU!

    Who now?! KUHNAU!

    Composer, outstanding organist, choir trainer, lawyer, and formidable linguist, Johann Kuhnau was Thomaskantor in Leipzig for over 20 years, writing over 1,000 vocal works for church performance there. The few dozen that remain show a variety and ability to unlock the gamut of emotions from desperate sadness through to unbridled joy. This belies Kuhnau's conservative and anti-operatic stance handed down in his war of words with those loyal to the upstart Georg Philipp Telemann, wi...

    • 58 min
    Bach Motets

    Bach Motets

    Jonny, SK alto and musicology PhD Nathan Mercieca, Prof Stephen Rose and Dr Bettina Varwig get deep inside the Bach motets, including the context provided by the four Johann Christoph Bach pieces SK has selected for the upcoming tour and on-location CD recording (summer 2022), and the insights into the musical fabric and structure that can be gained by memorisation.Thanks for listening to the SKaffeehaus. To support Solomon's Knot and all of our work, please visit https://www.solomonsknot.co....

    • 57 min

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