Cambridge Early Music Concerts 2012

L'ESTRO ARMONICO

La Serenissima dir. Adrian Chandler

8.00pm, Saturday 29 September, 2012
Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge
Tickets:
Central nave:  £25.00,  £20.00
Restricted view:  £15.00,  £10.00
 
Concertos from Antonio Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico (Opus 3).
It was exactly three hundred years ago that Vivaldi published his ground-breaking set of twelve concertos L'Estro Armonico (The Birth of Harmony). These pieces paved the way for the development of the concerto, not only by Vivaldi himself but by other composers too, including the great J. S. Bach. Today, these concertos are among the most famous of Vivaldi's output, particularly including the A minor concerto for 2 violins and the B minor concerto for four violins.
La Serenissima is the Vivaldi orchestra par excellence, playing with terrific verve and style.
"Chandler and La Serenissima play with such finesse, such precision, and yet such rollicking good fun, they make every work sparkle and come alive." "They play with animation, resilience, good sense, and passion. It's a winning combination." "The trademark vitality of La Serenissima's sound is unmistakable...imaginative phrasing and considerable flair...music making of the highest calibre" - Goldberg Magazine

PROGRAMME

    Vivaldi:
        Concerto No 1 in D, RV 549
    4 solo violins, 2 violas, solo cello, double bass, continuo
    Vivaldi:
        Concerto No 8 in A, RV 522
    2 solo violins, 2 ripieno violins, 2 violas, cello, double bass, continuo
    Vivaldi:
        Concerto No 3 in G, RV 310
    Solo violin, 3 ripieno violins, 2 violas, cello, double bass, continuo
        -- Interval --
    Vivaldi:
        Concerto No 7 in F, RV 567
    4 solo violins, 2 violas, solo cello, double bass, continuo
    Vivaldi:
        Concerto No 9 in D, RV 230
    Solo violin, 3 ripieno violins, 2 violas, cello, double bass, continuo
    Vivaldi:
        Concerto No 10 in b, RV 580
    4 solo violins, 2 violas, solo cello, double bass, continuo
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