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Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

Italy in England

Corelli Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4
Handel Concerto for Oboe No. 3 in G minor
Geminiani Concerto Grosso, Op. 5 No. 3 (after Corelli)
Sammartini Sinfonia in G major
Avison Concerto Grosso in D minor, No. 3: The garden of harmony (after Scarlatti)
Sammartini Concerto for Oboe in E-flat major
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 5

Frank de Bruine, oboe

Musical migration and cross-fertilisation was at a peak in the eighteenth century. Arriving in England the Italian concerto grosso was soon adopted by London's fashionable musical circles. Whether penned by Italians, or composed by Englishmen after the Italian style, the combative character and exciting virtuosity of the form had a profound impact on the music-making and composition of the baroque and early classical age. The works in this programme explore the development of the concerto grosso across the continent and illustrate the pervasive influence of Italian music in England.

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Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Event location: 
7.30pm, West Road Concert Hall