Wednesday 30 May 2018
Nicola Benedetti at Chiltern Arts Festival
Concerto for Violin in D major 'Il Grosso Mogul'
‘Dresden’ concerto in F major ‘con molti strumenti’, RV569
Concerto for Violin in A major 'The Frogs'
Concerto for four Violins in C major
Concerto for Harpsichord, RV780
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About this concert
Marking the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, we welcome Nicola Benedetti who joins Richard Egarr and AAM for the first time.
Performing this programme with gut strings - which she has described as having a more 'human' sound than that offered by their modern counterparts - Nicola brings to life music including Telemann's Frogs concerto (where the violns and violas imitate a chorus of croaking amphibians), and Vivaldi's sizzling Il Grosso Mogul where solo and orchestral parts mesh together in a feast of virtuosity. Nicola joins soloists from AAM in Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins.
"This is an artist who exudes star quality; her exquisite playing combining true virtuosity and a deep musical intelligence" HERALD SCOTLAND
"...a truly mesmerising and absorbing solo performance. Her interpretation was nothing short of sublime" BACHTRACK