Concert in London

19 May 2016
St John's Smith Square
London Festival of Baroque Music
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Rachel Podger, violin & director

The European Union Baroque Orchestra performs with violinist Rachel Podger, one of the world’s leading baroque music interpreters, a concert programme reflecting the explosion in music publishing and the impact of new printing methods in the early years of the 18th century and highlighting an Anglo-Dutch angle with much of the music published in 1716 by Roger (Amsterdam, b.1666) and by Walsh (London, b.1666), whose techniques initiated the revolution in accessibility to music across Europe, with new technologies, new enterprises, and creating new audiences. The programme celebrates the diversity and creativity made possible in the 18th century by the free movement across borders of artists, culture and music. The repertoire features a solo violin concerto from Vivaldi’s L’estro Armonico performed by Rachel Podger.

Concert Programme

JB LULLY (1632-1687) Overture and dances from Phaëton

T ALBINONI (1671-1751) Concerto a cinque Op 10 No 3

A VIVALDI (1678-7141) Violin Concerto in E, Op 3 No 12, RV 265 (from L’estro armonico)

GF HANDEL (1685-1759) Concerto grosso in B flat, Op 3 No 1, HWV 312

UW VAN WASSENAER (1692-1766) Concerto Armonico for 4 violins No 3 in A

P HELLENDAAL (1721-1799) Concerto Grosso in g minor Op 3 No 1

GF HANDEL Concerto Grosso in C, HWV 318 (from Alexander’s Feast)

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