The Enrag'd Musician

Concert Hall - Barber Institute
Arts and Law, Performance
Friday 23rd November 2018 (13:10-14:00)
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The Enraged Musician by William Hogarth, 1741

Barber Lunchtime Concert

The Enrag'd Musician
A Portrait of Handel's violinist, Pietro Antonio Castrucci

Scholars and Gentlemen
Iva Fleischhansová
baroque violin
Nikolay Ginov
baroque cello
Luke Green

Roman by birth, Castrucci was a pupil of Corelli who was enticed to London by the burgeoning concert and operatic scene. He became concertmaster of the newly formed Royal Academy and worked side by side with Handel, Bononcini and Ariosti, until discarded by Handel for a younger player in the 1730s. Castrucci found refuge in Dublin and died there in 1752.

His own string works show a sophistication of technique that is enlightening, especially for the performance of Handel's works. Scholars and Gentlemen perform sonatas from his Opus 1 in preparation for a recording, led by the Czech virtuoso
violinist Iva Fleischhansová.

 Venue: Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Admission: Free