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)
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)
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.