Baroque in worlds apart: Bach and Latin America

Even as Johann Sebastian Bach was working on his immortal oeuvre in Germany, European music was seeping into Latin America by virtue of the Spanish wars of conquest and the evangelisation of the indigenous populations. Jesuit priests despatched by Rome brought the musical heritage of Pergolesi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Corelli with them. The same composers who deeply influenced Bach were now inspiring composers in South America. How did the Baroque styles catch on so far from Europe? In this programme, Frank de Bruine and Adrián Rodríguez van der Spoel compare and contrast the evolution of Baroque music in the two continents.



Fri 27 October 2023 17.00


Lutherse Kerk, The Hague

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