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Saturday 17 May, 4.00pm
St Peter's Eaton Square

Dorothee Oberlinger
Peter Kofler

recorder
harpsichord

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 Listen to an excerpt of Dorothee Oberlinger performing Telemann's Recorder Suite in A minor  (31s) [Produced by and copyright held by Sony]:

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'The Pleasant Companion'
English and German Baroque Music for the Recorder in London

Dorothee Oberlinger

Parcham
Finger
Corelli
Babell
Purcell
Schickhardt
Telemann

Solo in G
Ground in G minor (from The Division Flute)
Sonata in C major, Op.5 No.3*
Suite in G major for harpsichord (from Handel's Rinaldo)
A New Ground in E minor
Sonata in B minor, Op.30 No.4
Sonata in E minor TWV41:e2 (from Sonate meodiche)

*Please note this is a change to the published brochure

Few instruments were as popular with gentleman musicians in England in the years around 1700 as the recorder. German virtuoso Dorothee Oberlinger and harpsichordist Peter Kofler explore the repertory those enthusiasts would have known, spanning a colourfully cosmopolitan mix of English, German and Italian masters familiar and unfamiliar.

 

'Oberlinger plays with dazzling virtuosity and sportive caprice which lend charm to each and every one of the pieces.'
BBC Music Magazine

 

Tickets £15 (unreserved)
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Saturday 17 May, 6.15pm
St John's Smith Square

The Lufthansa Lecture | Tess Knighton

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Flying the Flag: 30 years of Baroque Music in London

Tess Knighton

In this anniversary year, we are delighted that the sixth annual Lufthansa Lecture will be given by the Festival's founding Artistic Director, and former Editor of Early Music magazine, Tess Knighton, who considers the challenges of festival programming and takes a look back over our own 30-year history.

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Saturday 17 May, 7.45pm
St John's Smith Square

Rachel Podger
Arte dei Suonatori
Aureliusz Goliński

violin

violin & director

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The Year 1714 (Part I): Theatre and Concert Room

Rachel Podger
Arte dei Suonatori

Handel
Vivaldi
Corelli
Geminiani
F.M. Veracini
Handel

Ouverture and Suite from Rinaldo
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.4 No.8, RV 249
Concerto grosso in F major, Op.6 No.6
Concerto grosso in D major (after Corelli's Op.5 No.1)
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.1 No.6
Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.7

Crack Polish orchestra Arte dei Suonatori have won widespread critical acclaim for their performances of Vivaldi with star violinist Rachel Podger. Here they perform a specially devised programme of orchestral and instrumental works by five leading European composers, including concertos by Vivaldi and Corelli published in 1714, music from Handel's first London opera (revived that same year), and a 'sequel' to Corelli's Op.6 ingeniously fashioned in London by his pupil Geminiani. Read about 'The Year 1714 (Part II)'.

 

'Performances that crackle with vitality.'
Gramophone

 

Tickets £35, £25, £18, £15
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This concert is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute London


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