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London "a la moda italiana"

F.Geminiani : Concerto in D major op.7 No.1

G.F. Handel : Concerto grosso in F major op. 6 No.2 HWV320

D.Scarlatti / C.Avison : Concerto No.5 - « Concertos in seven parts done from the Lessons of Scarlatti »


F.Geminiani : Concerto in B flat major op.7 No.6

D.Scarlatti / C.Avison : Concerto No.6 of « Concertos in seven parts done from the Lessons of Scarlatti »

A.Corelli / F.Geminiani : La Follia, Concerto No.12 based on Corelli’s opus V

In the middle of the 18th century, Italians were the stars of the London’s music scene.Three composers will be featured in this flamboyant programme of Concerti Grossi : Geminiani, famous composerand violin virtuoso based in London ; Avison, his student, who brilliantly transcribed the Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas ; and finally Handel, who became the official British Royal composer after studying in Rome with his fellow composers Corelli and Scarlatti.

Following the success of Café Zimmermann’s recording of Geminiani opus 7 and of the Avison concerti after Scarlatti, enjoy this jubilant and innovative music played live !

  • An exhilarating and groundbreaking work on the brink of the baroque period, from Italy to England!


Strings and harpsichord - 13 musicians

© Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques