The first of two programmes specially curated by the renowned Ensemble Diderot – an exploration of Henry Purcell and the musical influence he drew from Italy.

Trio Sonata in C from “Sonnata's of III Parts” (7’)
Matteis the Younger:
Alia fantasia in A minor for solo violin (3’)
“Sonetta after the Italion way” (4’)
Trio Sonata in A (7’)
Trio Sonata in G minor (8’)
Ciaccona in G, Op.2, No12 (3’)
Sonata terza from “La Cetra”, Op.10 (6’)
Sonata No.11 for scordatura violin (10’)
Trio Sonata in G minor (10’)
Chacony in G minor (7’)

Ensemble Diderot

Johannes Pramsohler violin
Roldán Bernabé violin
Gulrim Choi cello
Philippe Grisvard harpsichord

Main image: Ensemble Diderot © Edouarde Brane

This programme traces the beginnings of the trio sonata in England. It features a wealth of composers active at the time alongside a sprinkling of Italian pieces known to Purcell, including Lonati’s spectacular “scordatura” (“mistuned”) violin sonata. The programme ends with Purcell’s stunning Chacony, which will be heard again – in Britten’s arrangement – on Saturday 15 June.

General booking opens Saturday 27 January at 10am.

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