The English Concert Baroque Masters

Barber Concert Hall
Arts and Law, Performance
Wednesday 26th October 2016 (19:30)
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  • Barber Evening concert

Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Alfonso Leal del Ojo viola

  • Purcell
    Suite from King Arthur
  • Corelli
    Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No.10
  • Telemann
    Viola Concerto in G, TWV51:G9
  • Vivaldi
    Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV157
  • Handel
    Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6
  • J S Bach
    Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV1068

In an age of instant communication it is all too easy to imagine that the musical centres of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries were isolated pockets of creativity: entirely the opposite was true. Purcell's quintessentially English style incorporated significant aspects from French music while Bach and Telemann's Germanic attention to harmony and counterpoint was infused with aspects of Italian and French styles. Favourites of the Dutch printing houses, Corelli and Vivaldi's music was equally devoured by amateur English musicans who sought out the latest pirate copies. Handel’s 'English' style similarly betrays his upbringing in Germany and early success in Italy. From these fusions comes the greatest music Europe had ever heard, setting these musical giants apart as Baroque Masters.

Venue: Barber Concert Hall

Admission: £18, £15 concessions, £12 Barber Friends, £5 students (Available from the Barber Institute reception on +44 (0)121 414 7333 or via the online shop)