In 'Ripe Baroque', we can hear how the great composers of the 18th century drew inspiration both from the music of the past as well as from their contemporaries and used it to create mature baroque style as we know it today - the perfect synthesis of the Italian, German and French musical styles.

This musical genre has retained a universal appeal for more than 250 years as can be seen by the popularity of pieces such as the famous violinistic showpiece the Vitali Chaconne. The rarely heard original version is presented in this programme.

Belinda Yates - soprano
Penelope Spencer - violin
Catherine Rimer - cello
Silas Standage - harpsichord

Concert Programme

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Aria from the cantata All'ombra di sospetto (in the shadow of suspicion) for soprano, violin and continuo
Cello Sonata in Bb major RV 47 (1716-17)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Aria 'As when the dove laments her love' from Acis and Galatea
Allemande for solo Harpsichord

Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in G for violin and continuo, BWV 1021

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