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Vivaldi Concertos by Candlelight

with the London Concertante

Part of the London Concertante by Candlelight 2018 Series

Add to my Calendar 18-01-2018 19:30 18-01-2018 21:30 36 Vivaldi Concertos by Candlelight Vivaldi Concertos by Candlelight  Come along and join on of the finest ensembles in the UK, the London Concertante, for our 2018 season opener at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square! The first of our 8 concert programme at the famous church this year, we’ll be performing a selection of some of Vivaldi’s most loved and well known concertos for strings by candlelight. Kicking off our programme with an audience favourite Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor by the Italian Maestro, the London Concertante will perform a somewhat unseasonal “Summer” from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s mesmerically virtuosic Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in D minor, and “La Folia”. Translating literally as “the madness”, La Folia was one of the most popular musical themes across Europe in the 17th century. Implemented and arranged across the continent by composers in France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy in numerous compositions, Vivaldi’s own ‘madness’ takes the form of a Trio Sonata in D minor for two violins and cello. Opening with a statement of the theme in a relatively calm fashion, it soon becomes clear, through an accelerating tempo and dissonant harmonies, that the composition (and the players!) are not very stable(!). As the music becomes increasingly agitated, it eventually gives way to the ‘Folia’ theme once more, emerging from within like a pestering psychotic thought, with our trio of instrumentalists frantically demonstrating a gripping visual and auditorial manifestation of Baroque madness! For more information on the London Concertante, head to:Website: www.londonconcertante.comTwitter: @LConcertanteFacebook: www.facebook.com/londonconcertanteInstagram: www.instagram.com/londonconcertante Crypt Cafe - St Martin-in-the-Fields, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Crypt Cafe - St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 4JJ
England


Programme

Antonio VivaldiConcerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522
Antonio VivaldiConcerto for 2 violins and cello in D Minor, RV 565
Johann Sebastian BachConcerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Antonio VivaldiViolin Concerto in G minor 'Summer', RV 315
Antonio VivaldiTrio Sonata no.12 in D minor 'La Follia', RV 63

Performers

Alessandro Ruisi – violin
Agata Daraskaite – violin / director

London Concertante

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Programme Note

Vivaldi Concertos by Candlelight
 

Come along and join on of the finest ensembles in the UK, the London Concertante, for our 2018 season opener at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square! The first of our 8 concert programme at the famous church this year, we’ll be performing a selection of some of Vivaldi’s most loved and well known concertos for strings by candlelight.

Kicking off our programme with an audience favourite Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor by the Italian Maestro, the London Concertante will perform a somewhat unseasonal “Summer” from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s mesmerically virtuosic Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in D minor, and “La Folia”. Translating literally as “the madness”, La Folia was one of the most popular musical themes across Europe in the 17th century. Implemented and arranged across the continent by composers in France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy in numerous compositions, Vivaldi’s own ‘madness’ takes the form of a Trio Sonata in D minor for two violins and cello. Opening with a statement of the theme in a relatively calm fashion, it soon becomes clear, through an accelerating tempo and dissonant harmonies, that the composition (and the players!) are not very stable(!). As the music becomes increasingly agitated, it eventually gives way to the ‘Folia’ theme once more, emerging from within like a pestering psychotic thought, with our trio of instrumentalists frantically demonstrating a gripping visual and auditorial manifestation of Baroque madness!

For more information on the London Concertante, head to:
Website: www.londonconcertante.com
Twitter: @LConcertante
Facebook: www.facebook.com/londonconcertante
Instagram: www.instagram.com/londonconcertante

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