Friday 20 October 2017 7.30pm
Italy in England
When Handel met Corelli
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK
Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm
Concerto Grosso in D major Op. 6 No. 4
Concerto for Oboe No. 3 in G minor
Concerto Grosso Op. 5 No. 3 (after Corelli)
Sinfonia in G major
Concerto Grosso in D minor No 3 'The garden of harmony' (after Scarlatti)
Concerto for Oboe in Eb major
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 5
About this concert
Musical migration and cross fertilisation was at a peak in the eighteenth century. Arriving in England (Giusseppe Samartini made London his home) the Italian concerto grosso was soon adopted by London's fashionable musical circles.
Whether penned by Italians (Sammartini, Corelli, Geminiani), or composed by Englishmen after the Italian style (Handel, Avison), the combative character and exciting virtuosity of the concerto grosso had a profound impact on the music-making and composition of the baroque and early classical age. The works in this programme explore the development of the concerto grosso across the continent and illustrate the pervasive influence of Italian music in England.
"De Bruine masterfully wove the complex contours of the elaborate melodic lines with ease,... with the AAM strings and harpsichord continuo providing light and crsip accompaniment with characteristic care and precision" BACHTRACK review of 2017's Bach and the Italian Concerto
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