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April 3 - 6

Royal Fireworks Music

Experience the ornate ecstasy of the Baroque. Conducting from the harpsichord, Ottavio Dantone leads works of Vivaldi, Corelli, and Handel's regal Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music.

Ottavio Dantone, conducts/harpsichord

 

CORELLI Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 4
GREGORI Concerto grosso Op. 2, No. 2
GEMINIANI Concerto grosso Op. 3, No. 4
VIVALDI Concerto for Strings and Continuo in D minor RV128
HANDEL Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 1
HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 1
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks

Program

  • Corelli

    Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 4

    In a concerto grosso, musical ideas are shared between two contrasting groups in the orchestra: one a small group of soloists, the other the full ensemble. More >>

  • Gregori

    Concerto grosso Op. 2, No. 2

    Gregori was engaged as a violinist at the Capella di Palazzo in Lucca in 1688 and remained there until 1742. More >>

  • Geminiani

    Concerto grosso Op. 3, No. 4

    Francesco Geminiani was one of the greatest violinists of the Baroque era. More >>

  • Vivaldi

    Concerto for Strings and Continuo in D minor RV128

    Vivaldi's renown as a composer began in the early 1700s. He composed nearly 500 instrumental concertos. More >>

  • Handel

    Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 1

    Handel began his study of music as an organist and harpsichordist. More >>

  • Handel

    Water Music Suite No. 1

    An evening party was arranged on the Thames to take place on July 17, 1717. Handel was commissioned to write music for the occasion. More >>

  • Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Music for the Royal Fireworks was first performed in London's Green Park in April 1749. More >>

Artists

  • Ottavio Dantone

    Conductor/Harpsichord

    Ottavio Dantone earned his diploma in organ and harpsichord at the G. Verdi Conservatoire in Milan, starting his concert career when he was very young and devoting himself to an in-depth study of ancient music. More >>