september, 2021

thu02sep19:30London @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival 2021Welcome to the English Baroque Music Concert with Rachel Podger & friendsSaanen near Gstaad (CH), Church - église - Kirche

Event Details

Maurice Steger | recorder – Blockflöte & director
Rachel Podger | Baroque violin – Barockvioline
Diego Ares | harpsichord – Cembalo
David Bergmüller | theorbo & Baroque guitar – Theorbe & Barockgitarre
Christoph Dangel | Baroque cello – Barockvioloncello



In the continuation of his great project “Mr Handel’s Dinner” (recorded by Harmonia Mundi in 2019), the recorder player Maurice Steger, through a programme especially thought out for the Festival, is looking forward not only to paying tribute to a city – London – which has done a great deal for the development of his instrument, but also to share the stage with one of the most famous Baroque violinists of today’s scene, the British Rachel Podger. During her stay in the area, she will share her vast experience with the students of the Gstaad Baroque Academy, she who, in addition to attending the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, is a renowned teacher on both sides of the Atlantic, from the Guildhall to Juilliard School, as well as in Bremen and Innsbruck.


English Ayres and pleasures
Nicola Matteis (1650-1714)
Aria amorosa | Ayre | Diverse Bizzarrie sopra la vecchia Sarabanda ò pur Ciaccona
Christopher Simpson (ca. 1602-1669) / Thomas Baltzar (ca. 1630-1663)
“John come kiss me now”
Robert Johnson (ca. 1583-1633)
Ayre Cupararee
Nicola Matteis (1650-1714)
Ground after the Scotch Humour
Pietro Castrucci (1679-1952)
Sonata in D Minor for Recorder and Basso continuo (after the Sonata, Op. 5 No. 7 by Arcangelo Corelli)
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) / William Babell (ca. 1690-1723)
“Lascia ch’io pianga” (arr. for solo harpsichord)
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Basso continuo, Op. 4 No. 5
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Chaconne from the opera “Dioclesan”, Z. 627
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor for Cello and Basso continuo
“Dumbarton’s Drums”
“Bonnie Christie”
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in G Minor for Recorder, Violin and Basso continuo, Op. 2 No. 2


Music by Geminiani, Babell, Handel, Castrucci, Purcell (among others)
CHF 125/105/65/40





(Thursday) 19:30


Saanen near Gstaad (CH), Church - église - Kirche

Kirche Saanen, Dorfstrasse, 3792 Saanen, Schweiz

Saanen near Gstaad (CH), Church - église - KircheKirche Saanen, Dorfstrasse, 3792 Saanen, Schweiz