Forthcoming Concerts

Wednesday February 7, 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 6.30-8.15pm

Handel House Museum private event

Contact http://www.brookstreetband.co.uk

 

 

 

Friday 23rd February – Sunday 25th February 2018

Friday 23rd February - Sunday 25th February 2018,

Muffat Festival, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Contact: https://www.sjss.org.uk

Venues & Dates

Friday 23rd February 2018

Friday 23rd February 2018, 19.30 - 21.30

St. John's Smith Square, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

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The German Violin School

The emergence of a new style of violin writing in Germany in the 17th century (under composers including Biber, Muffat and Schmelzer) was to have a profound impact on the rise of the violin as a solo instrument in this region. Sensual music for 1 and 2 violins, 2 violas and continuo written by tonight’s composers, from the South of the country, is typified by its florid and ornate style.

Muffat String Sonata No. 2 in G minor (Armonico Tributo)
Schmelzer Trio Sonata in E minor
Biber Sonata violino solo representativa in A
Schmelzer String Sonata No. 8 in G (Sacroprofanus Concentus Musicus)
Krieger Trio Sonata No. 10 in D
Biber Sonata No. 1 in B minor (Fidicinium Sacro Profanum)
Schmelzer String Sonata No. 7 in D (Sacroprofanus Concentus Musicus)
Krieger Trio Sonata No. 9 in G minor
Muffat Florilegium Primum No. 7 in G ‘Constantia’

Saturday 24th February 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018, 17.30-18.30pm

St. John's Smith Square, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

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Festival Talk: Muffat – his life, his music and his legacy

Tatty Theo presents an illustrated talk, exploring this rich period of political and musical change in 17th-century Europe that shaped and defined Muffat’s music.
Free admission with ticket for 7.30pm concert

 

Saturday 24th February 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018, 19.30-21.30pm

St. John's Smith Square, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

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All About the Dance

Following on from the morning’s exhilarating dance workshop, experience some of the wonderfully rich and joyous orchestral music for strings, flutes and recorders that was such an important part of life at French Courts and further afield.

Muffat Florilegium Secundum No. 2 in D ‘Splendidae Nuptiae’
Lully La Chasse from Ballet des Arts in G minor
Handel Suite in Bb HWV34 from Alcina
Fischer Le Journal du Printemps Op. 1 No. 3 in Bb
Bach Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV1067

 

Saturday 24th February 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018, 10.30-12.15pm

St. John's Smith Square, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

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An Introduction to Baroque Dance

Have you always wanted to know a little more about the relationship between baroque music and the dance steps that so often accompanied it, and were such an important part of courtly life in the 17th and 18th centuries?
Renowned Baroque dance teacher Philippa Waite leads a workshop suitable for all ages from 8 years upwards. No previous experience or partner required. The session will focus on basic steps found in typical dance types such as bourée, minuet, sarabande, gigue etc. as well as touching on the etiquette of the period.
Live music will be provided by members of The Brook Street Band.

 

Sunday 25th February 2018

Sunday 25th February 2018, 11.00-12.00pm

St. John's Smith Square, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

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The Italian Influence

An intimate chamber programme (for 1 and 2 violins and continuo) which explores the Italian influence on chamber music by Muffat and Handel, paired with works by Corelli, the pre-eminent Italian virtuoso violinist of the period.
Today we credit Corelli with providing the template for so many Italianate musical innovations in the baroque era. However, Muffat’s Italian-styled violin sonata of 1677 predates all of Corelli’s chamber music, and shows that Italian influence prevailed in Germany before Muffat even encountered Corelli.

Corelli Trio Sonata Op. 1 No. 1 in F
Muffat Violin Sonata in D
Handel Trio Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in Bb
Corelli Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 5 in D minor
Handel Cello Sonata in D minor
Corelli Trio Sonata Op. 1 No. 12 in D

 

Sunday 25th February 2018

Sunday 25th February 2018, 15.00-17.00pm

St. John's Smith Square, St. John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

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The Concerto

What better way to end a festival than with a glorious programme of solo and orchestral concertos!
Muffat’s influence stemmed far and wide, incorporating both French and Italian style, and his hugely important legacy is beautifully illustrated in these wonderful works by composers far better-known than Muffat today, but who each owe him a huge debt of gratitude.

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV1048 in G
Handel Violin Concerto (Sonata a cinque) in Bb HWV288
Geminiani Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D minor (‘La Follia’; after Corelli Op. 5 No. 12)
Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor
Muffat String Sonata No. 5 in G (Armonico Tributo)

 

Saturday March 17th, 2018

Saturday 17th March 2018, 7.30pm

All Saints' Church , Weston Green, Esher, Surrey KT10 8JL

Contact http://ripienochoir.org.uk/concerts/

Motets by JS Bach, Heinrich Schütz , and Orlando Lassus

Friday 6th April 2017

Friday 6th April 2018, 7:30pm

London Handel Festival

Arne Judgement of Paris
Conductor John Andrews
Contact: http://www.london-handel-festival.com