High-energy Baroque concertos in the Italian style by Vivaldi and his German admirers, Bach and Telemann.

Harpsichordist Rinaldo Alessandrini formed early music ensemble Concerto Italiano in 1984, becoming renowned for its performances of Italian Baroque composers. In the first of two concerts at this year's Festival, the ensemble plays Vivaldi concertos bookended with pieces by two great German composers inspired by the energy and power of Vivaldi's music - Bach and Telemann.

Strings concerto in C major RV 115 (4)
Concerto for traverso D major n.3 op.10 “Cardellino” (10)
String concerto RV 121 (6)
Violin concerto B flat major RV 365 (14)
Strings ouverture d minor (5)
Sinfonia Spirituosa D major TWV 44:1 for strings (8)
Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 196 (3)
Brandenburg no.5 BWV 1050 (20)

Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini

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With thanks to the Haskel Family Foundation for their generous support.

Join us for a pre-performance talk in the Peter Pears Recital Room. Rinaldo Alessandrini, director of Concerto Italiano, introduces tonight’s programme and talks about the history of his ensemble. Book your seat now as spaces are limited.

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