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January 2018 – Italy before Corelli.

JANUARY – Saturday 27th – ITALY BEFORE CORELLI.

Usually we stick with composers contemporary with Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi.. and some a bit later, such as our dear Reverend Mudge and CPE Bach . In this concert, led by Jim O’Toole (violin) Kate Bennett-Wadsworth (cello) and Matt Wadsworth (theorbo) we ventured back a bit further to Stradella, Gregori, Marini and co which is something we have wanted to do for a while; after all, these are the composers who influenced the slightly later music we know and love. A great way to start the year


PROGRAMME

Sonata Concertate in Stile Moderno, Sonata no.15
DARIO CASTELLO (c.1590 – c.1658)

Gavotta, Introduzione ed Allegro, Giga from Op.11
GIOVANNI BATTISTA VITALI (1632 –1692)

Toccata and Passacaglia
JOHANNES HIERONYMUS KAPSBERGER (c. 1580 –1651)

Sonata no.2
DARIO CASTELLO (c.1590 – c.1658)

Per Ogno Sorte D’stromento – Op.22 - Passacalio a3 and a4
BIAGIO MARINI (1594 – 1663)

Sonata di Viole
ALESSANDRO STRADELLA (1639 – 1682)

Concerto grossi a piu Stromenti Op.2
GIOVANNI LORENZO GREGORI (1663 – 1745)

D minor Suite from Op.5
GIOVANI MARIA BONONCINI (1642 - 1678)

Concerto Grosso Op.6 no.1
ARCANGELO CORELLI (1653 – 1713)


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We no longer book a Press reviewer but ask our audience to review the concert.
Here are some of the comments:

- On Saturday I heard some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. I will be back (via the website)
- Delightful programme of music - excellent idea. I have been listening to Corelli all week in preparation!
- It is very helpful to have intros from Jim, Kate and Matt.
- Beautiful programme as usual
- The Gregori and Corelli were brilliant
- Jim was inspired and inspiring!
- Bigger print in the programme please
- Very good - How about some music with a Norwich connection?
- More music like tonight's please! Why not produce a CD?
- Thoroughly enjoyed your foray into early 17th Century music
- What an interesting programme ... I loved the early pieces.. shades of Monteverdi.. and Jim's pyrotechniques were amazing - MORE PLEASE!