Partita, Fantasia, Caprice V
Saturday 2 February 2019 6.30 pm
Tickets: £15 concert only. Dinner (main course) to follow £18.
Internationally acclaimed British violinist Philippa Mo plays the complete works for violin by Bach alongside the complete Fantasias by Telemann in six concerts with other dances and fantasias woven in. The concerts combine baroque and contemporary music with one of the six Bach pieces in each.
Concert No. 5 will feature Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor. Tickets are available now. Please call 01308 459511 to book.
We are proud to present the gifted Philippa Mo whose fascinating and carefully thought-through introductions to the programmes she chooses shed an illuminating personal light on her precise and deeply felt violin playing.
The programme for the 5th of our 6 concerts is a true celebration of the first flowering of solo violin music as written by four of the most revolutionary Baroque composers/virtuoso-violinists. Telemann was godfather to Bach’s son and close friend of Johann Georg Pisendel whose extraordinary solo violin sonata may well have inspired Bach’s undeniably groundbreaking set of Sonatas and Partitas. Pisendel studied with Tartini, the Italian swordsman (and violin virtuoso in league with the devil). For a Romantic and contemporary homage to the Baroque age we have Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Partita (1910) and Dmitri Smirnov’s Partita on the 300th birthday of Handel (1985) which tells the story of an imaginary meeting between Bach and Handel.
Please phone 01308 459511 for tickets.