The Seasons

Saturday 18 July 2015, 7.30pm

St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London NW3 1NU

A summer concert of music by Vivaldi, Biber, Guido, and others. This is programmatic music, expressing the themes of nature. You will hear cuckoos, nightingales, frogs, ducks, and thunder too. Although some of these composers are not well known, this is music that will appeal to anyone – and especially to children

The music

Giovanni Antonio Guido (c. 1680 – c. 1730): ‘Spring’ from Scherzi armonici sopra le quattro staggioni dell’anno (c. 1725)

H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704), ‘Sonata representativa’ for violin & continuo in A major (1669?)

Carlo Farina (c. 1600–1639): Capriccio stravagante (1627)

Gregor Joseph Werner (1693–1766): ‘July’ (‘Il lùglio’) from Musicalischer Instrumental-Calender (1748)

Pietro Nardini (1722–93): Duetto no. 3 for two violins

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741): ‘Summer’ from Le quattro stagioni (c. 1720)
solo violin: Nicolette Moonen

The musicians

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Anne Schumann violin, Claudia Norz violin, Rachel Stott viola, Kinga Gáborjáni cello, Silas Wollston harpsichord)

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