Maurice Steger | Blockflöte & Leitung – recorder & direction La Cetra | Baroque Orchestra Basel Katharina Heutjer, Éva Borhi Baroque violins | Péter Barczi viola | Jonathan
Maurice Steger | Blockflöte & Leitung – recorder & direction
La Cetra | Baroque Orchestra Basel
Katharina Heutjer, Éva Borhi Baroque violins | Péter Barczi viola | Jonathan Pešek Baroque cello | Fred Walter Uhlig violone | Daniele Caminiti theorbo | Sebastian Wienand harpsichord
London in the 1730s. The music scene around George Frideric Handel is flourishing. The Saxon composer, theatre director and top salesman invites the most talented musicians and singers to his home in London to create opera productions of the highest order. The orchestra at the time produced lustrous and sonorous sounds; the numerous Italian visitors were greeted with enthusiasm. Musicians such as Franceso Geminiani, Giuseppe Sammartini, Pietro Castrucci, Francesco Barsanti or the English virtuoso harpsichordist William Babell, his concert master Matthew Dubourg, or the French flautist Michel Blavet, provided a breath of fresh air and were also able to showcase their skills as composers in the long interval breaks at opera and oratorio performances, which created a unique concert experience for London audiences. There were no concert halls as such; people went to the pub or the theatre. They celebrated in the concert intervals by playing their favourite pieces, works by Handel himself or vivid instrumental compositions by Handel’s troupe, i.e. his international visitors. George enjoyed nothing better than to unwind while indulging in a festive meal. He loved his food and cultivating his robust figure while Grand Concertos were being performed on the theatre stage.
Georg Frideric Handel : Suite de danse, HWV 1, 73, 399 & 287 | Konzert F Dur für Blockflöte & Orchester, HWV 369 & | Chaconne G Dur für Cembalo & Orchester, HWV 435 | Passacaille G Dur für Orchester, HWV 399 | Godfrey Finger : A Ground für Blockflöte & b.c. | William Babell : Concerto 1 D Dur für sixth flute, Violinen & b.c. | Francesco Geminiani : Concerto G Dur für Blockflöte & Orchester nach der Sonate op 5 Nr 11 von Arcangelo Corelli, mit Verzierungen von Pietro Castrucci & Matthew Dubourg
(Sunday) 15:00 - 16:40
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