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Live from Wigmore Hall, Italian violin virtuoso Fabio Biondi directs the English Concert. Haydn: Divertimento in D. Mozart: Symphony in A, K134.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Fabio Biondi directs The English Concert in music by Mozart, Haydn and Pugnani.

Haydn: Divertimento in D
Mozart: Symphony in A K.134

The English Concert
Fabio Biondi (violin/director)

The Italian violin virtuoso Fabio Biondi returns, after a four-year absence from the group, to direct The English Concert again. Renowned for his electrifying performances of the Baroque repertoire, in this concert he turns his attention to music of the later 18th century - with a concerto and a divertimento by Haydn, one of Mozart's most delightful Salzburg symphonies, and a rarity by Gaetano Pugnani, the 18th-century violin prodigy who studied with Giuseppe Tartini, himself taught Giovanni Battista Viotti, and who unknowingly gave his name to the pastiche compositions passed off by a notable virtuoso violinist of our own times - Fritz Kreisler.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 May 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • English Concert / Fabio Biondi part 1

    • Joseph Haydn

      Divertimento in D Hob.III.D3

      Performer: Fabio Biondi Performer: The English Concert

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony no. 21 in A major K.134

      Performer: Fabio Biondi Performer: The English Concert

  • English Concert / Fabio Biondi part 2

    • Gaetano Pugnani

      Symphony in B flat major

      Performer: Fabio Biondi Performer: The English Concert

    • Joseph Haydn

      Concerto in G major Hob.VIIa.4 for violin and orchestra

      Performer: Fabio Biondi Performer: The English Concert

  • Encore

    • Giovanni Battista Sammartini

      Finale from Symphony for Strings in F major

      Performer: Fabio Biondi Performer: The English Concert

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