Thursday 31 May 2018 7.30pm

Nicola Benedetti - music by Vivaldi and Telemann

Event details

  • 7.30pm. Barbican Hall, London, UK

  • Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm


  • Telemann Alster Overture-Suite

  • Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in D major 'Il Grosso Mogul'

  • Vivaldi ‘Dresden’ concerto in F major ‘con molti strumenti’, RV569

  • Telemann Concerto for Violin in A major 'The Frogs'

  • Telemann Concerto for Four Violins in C major

  • Vivaldi Concerto for Harpsichord, RV780


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About this concert

In the second of our two concerts 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


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Please note:

Priority booking is available for AAM Society members.  For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Alice Pusey, or call 01223 341092.