Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Brecon Baroque Festival

Rachel Podger leads Brecon Baroque in 'Harmony and Invention', a programme of Italian music, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons; presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas.

Rachel Podger leads Brecon Baroque in "Harmony and Invention", a programme of Italian music, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Recorded at Theatr Brecheiniog on 28th October
Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XXI 'con tre violini'
Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata a quattro in A minor, Op. 10 No. 13 'La Cetra'
Giovanni Legrenzi: Sonata a quattro in C major, Op. 8 No. 13 'La Cremona'
Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major, RV 230, Op. 3 No. 9, 'L'estro armonico' (with solo harpsichord part after JS Bach's transcription, BWV 972)

Interval

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Nos 1-4 (Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione)
Violin Concerto in E major, RV 269, 'La primavera'
Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315, 'L'estate'
Violin Concerto in F major, RV 293, 'L'autunno'
Violin Concerto in F minor, RV 297, 'L'inverno'

Daniele Caminiti (lute)
Marcin Swiatkiewicz (harpsichord)
Brecon Baroque
Rachel Podger (director, solo violin)

It's not certain if the four sonnets that accompany Vivaldi's celebrated concertos "The Four Seasons" were inspired by his music, or served as the inspiration for it. In part one, we hear his Concerto Op. 3 No.9, originally composed to feature solo violin, in a version that hands the starring role to a harpsichord, based on an adaptation by one of Vivaldi's great admirer's, J.S. Bach. The programme also features music from two of Vivaldi's Venetian compatriots - his elder, Giovanni Gabrieli, and a composer of the next generation: Giovanni Legrenzi.

Producer: Dominic Jewel for BBC Wales.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 45:40

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata A 3 S275 No 21

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Giovanni Legrenzi

    Sonata a quattro in A minor, Op 10 No 13 'La Cetra'

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Giovanni Legrenzi

    Sonata a quattro in C major, Op 8 No 13 'La Cremona'

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In D Major Rv 93

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Daniele Caminiti. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D Major Rv 230, Op 3`9

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Marcin Świątkiewicz. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Interval

    Duration: 22:24

  • Francesco Maria Veracini

    Sonata No. 12 for violin and continuo in D minor op 2 no 12

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
    • Grandissima Grativa.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 13.
  • Part 2

    Duration: 43:40

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons Op 8

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Post-concert

    Duration: 41:15

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Selection of Lieder, WoO 110 - WoO 116

    Performer: Walter Olbertz. Singer: Peter Schreier.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Selection of Lieder, Hob 26a

    Performer: Jörg Demus. Singer: Elly Ameling.

Broadcast

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.