La Serenissima | Great Italian Concertos


La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler violin, director
Tabea Debus recorder

Zavateri Introducione in G for strings & continuo
Vivavldi Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in E minor, RV 281
Dall’abaco Concerto XII for strings & continuo in D, Opus 6
Vivaldi Concerto for sopranino recorder, strings & continuo in C, RV 443
Sammartini Concerto for recorder, strings & continuo in F
Vivaldi Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in A, RV 353
Brescianello Overture-Suite for strings & continuo in D

*This programme has changed since the event was first announced

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Orchestral pioneers La Serenissima and their director Adrian Chandler return to Turner Sims with a magical programme of baroque music. The dissemination of the Italian style throughout Europe during the first half of the eighteenth century was both successful and complete. Vivaldi’s concertos were extremely popular and were imitated by Italians and non-Italians alike; their popularity led to many Italian musicians emigrating north of the Alps. Brescianello settled in Stuttgart, and produced an excellent (if not prolific) collection of concertos and suites that drew on the styles of Italy, Germany, France and England. Sammartini, a Milanese oboe player settled in London where his concerti grossi enjoyed great success alongside those of Handel; his concerto for recorder is one of only a few examples to survive in addition to those by Vivaldi.

7pm Pre-concert in conversation with Adrian Chandler

Read the review of La Serenissima’s new album Extra Time from Early Music Review

This concert has been achieved in partnership with Orchestras Live

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