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Vivaldi in Dresden

Richard Egarr, director & harpsichord

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor: per l’Orchestra di Dresda
Telemann Concerto for three oboes and three violins in B flat major
Vivaldi Concerto for violin, two oboes and two horns in D major
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major

Although Vivaldi never visited Dresden, his dedication of a series of concertos for the Hofkapelle there, whose 40-plus players made it one of the largest orchestras of its time, had a profound influence on a generation of German musicians.

Composers such as Bach and Telemann were challenged and delighted by these works, whose flamboyance and playful exuberance constituted a truly innovative, new sound.

Directing from the harpsichord, Richard Egarr explores the cross-continental connections of this incredibly fruitful age in concertos embracing the violin, recorder, oboe, horn and trumpet.

Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

TICKETS: £15, £25, £30 (£3 for AAMplify members) with a £2 discount for concessions. Available from Cambridge Live Tickets. Tel: 01223 357851; email:; web:

Thursday, 14 April, 2016 - 19:30 to 22:00
Event location: 
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall