Legrenzi - The Forgotten Venetian
Lucie Skeaping explores the life and work of Giovanni Legrenzi, one of the musical stars of his day, who performed and composed in many genres in the 17th century.
The Venetian Giovanni Legrenzi was one of the musical stars of his day, performing and composing succesfully in virtually every musical genre of the 17th Century. His church sonatas were to be copied and studied by several illustrious successors including JS Bach, and Vivaldi and yet today, his legacy is forgotten. Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of a composer who was to go on to influence not just Bach and Vivaldi, but also such masters as Handel, Scarlatti and Purcell.