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Armonico Consort with Rachel Podger
February 5th 7:30 pm
ARMONICO CONSORT: F. SCARLATTI & J.S. BACH WITH RACHEL PODGER
DIRECTOR | CHRISTOPHER MONKS
SOLO VIOLIN | RACHEL PODGER
If you love both the splendid choral grandeur of Bach and Handel, but also the polychoral works of the Venetian baroque and the ornate complexity of Tallis’s Spem in Alium, this programme of Francesco Scarlatti’s rarely performed works must not be missed.
To complement these incredible works, international violinist Rachel Podger returns to treat both our audiences and performers to her totally unique and inspirational approach to Bach’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in A Minor and Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G Major from ‘La Stravaganza’.
F. SCARLATTI | DIXIT DOMINUS
F. SCARLATTI | MESSA
J.S BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN A MINOR BWV 1041
A. VIVALDI | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN G MAJOR FROM ‘LA STRAVAGANZA’ Op.4 No.12
THE FORGOTTEN SCARLATTI pre-concert talk with Dr Geoffrey Webber (30 mins).
Amongst the roll-call of famous baroque composers we often hear the name ‘Scarlatti’. The keyboardist Domenico Scarlatti was born in 1685, the same year that Bach and Handel were born, and his father Alessandro was one of the leading composers of vocal music of the day. But the musical dynasty was much wider than just these, with both male and female members of the family working as musicians, often with colourful personal lives. This short talk introduces Francesco Scarlatti, who spent his final years in England and Ireland, and also investigates the fascinating nature and history of his unique polychoral masterpieces – the Mass and Dixit Dominus.
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