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Academy of Ancient Music

Italy in England

Friday 20th October 2017

7:30 pm

Musical migration and cross fertilisation was at a peak in the eighteenth century. Arriving in England (Giuseppe Sammartini made London his home) the Italian concerto grosso was soon adopted by London's fashionable musical circles. Whether penned by Italians (Sammartini, Corelli, Geminiani), or composed by Englishmen after the Italian style (Handel, Avison), the combative character and exciting virtuosity of the concerto grosso 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.

Free pre-concert talk at 6:30pm

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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

Ticket & Booking Information
£33, £27, £15 (£5 for under 26 and students)
Cambridge Live Box Office 01223 357851

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