Many were the foreign musicians who came to London at the end of the 17th century to try their luck. This capital, especially open to European influences, saw the flourishing of a virtuoso, passionate and flamboyant style, a blend of Italy’s sensuality and England’s harmonic originality. On the program, works of Corelli, Purcell, Geminiani and Finger.
A special concert by La Rêveuse, an ensemble specializing in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries that has enjoyed great success in France and throughout the world, having won awards such as the 5 Diapasons, 3 fff Télérama, one gold medal by the Académie Arts Sciences et Lettres de Paris...
Ensemble La rêveuse: Stéphan Dudermel (violin), Florence Bolton (viola da gamba), Benjamin Perrot, (theorbo) and Clément Geoffroy (harpsichord).
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Follia (Sonata 12 opus 5, Roma 1700) (violin & continuo)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Prelude for solo violin
Sonata in G minor Z.780 (violin, viola da gamba & continuo)
Godfrey Finger (1660-ca.1730)
Sonata terza opus 1 (Amsterdam 1688) (violin, viola da gamba & continuo)
Division No. 8 in G major (viola da gamba & continuo)
Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752)
Sonata in B minor Cook 2:029 (violin, viola da gamba & continuo)
Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
Sonata (viola da gamba & continuo)
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Sonata 5 opus 4 (London 1739) (violin & continuo)