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Mistaken Identity: misattributed works Choral Concert

Original post made by Julia Kramer, Downtown North, on Mar 12, 2010

Mistaken Identity: misattributed works
Soli Deo Gloria with Orchestra Gloria performs a concert of Baroque choral music that will leave the audience guessing. Find out who really wrote these pieces and why it's been kept a secret for years as Artistic Director Allen H Simon conducts this first-ever "Who done it" concert.

"Everybody thought we knew who wrote these beautiful pieces, but it turns out we were mistaken."

Some are just accidental; other outright frauds. What motivated J-B Weckerlin to write a fake piece in the 1800s and claim it was by Orlando di Lasso? Why did the respected Bach-Gesellschaft think that Kuhnau's cantata Uns ist ein Kind geboren was by Bach? Who really wrote the "Pergolesi" Magnificat? Should we tell the children that their favorite Bach song "Bist du bei mir" was actually composed by Gottfried Stölzel? Find out which pieces fooled publishers (and sometimes scholars) for years.

* "Pergolesi" Magnificat
* "Buxtehude" Magnificat
* "Bach" cantata 142 "Uns ist ein Kind geboren"
* "Bach" Bist du bei mir
* "Bach" Ich lasse dich nicht
* "Josquin" Absolon fili mi
* and the "real" P.D.Q Bach

Saturday, March 13, 5:00 p.m.
First Lutheran, 600 Homer Ave. (Homer & Webster)
Palo Alto


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