Baroque Journey—Telemann, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, Corelli

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Sunday, February 26, 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, Evanston
Ticket Prices: $60, $45, $38
Monday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Harris Theater, Chicago

Ticket Prices: $75, $60, $45, $38, $30

Free pre-concert lectures by Dan Maki will take place before each concert. Lectures begin at 6:30 pm in the church, and at 6 pm in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Randolph Café before Harris Theater concerts.

This concert will be broadcast on WFMT on April 13, 2012.

This concert is expected to end at approximately 9:15 PM.

Program

CORELLI
Concerto grosso, Op. 6
PURCELL
Pavan and Fantasia on a Ground for 3 Violins
TELEMANN
Concerto for Flute and Recorder
RAMEAU
Suite from Dardanus
VIVALDI
Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B Minor

Hear the Music

Purcell
“Pavan in G minor, Z. 752”
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Rameau
“Suite from Dardanus, Tambourin I–II”
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Vivaldi
“Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10”
listen to a sample
Painting

All across Europe, the baroque era was a time of spectacular innovation in science and the arts—new musical forms were born, instrumental music came into its own, and virtuosity rose to new heights. The Music of the Baroque Orchestra captures the spirit and ferment of the age in an exhilarating program of works from Germany, England, Italy, and France.

PROGRAM NOTES

Telemann’s characterizations highlight the importance to the Baroque aesthetic of the idea of being a nation, and by extension, having a “national style.” While Telemann, Handel, and many other composers traveled to other countries… Download pdf »

Recommended Recordings

Corelli, Concerto grosso, Op. 6
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert (Archiv)
Purcell, Pavan and Fantasia on a Ground for 3 Violins
Charles Medlam, London Baroque (Harmonia Mundi Musique D'Abord)
Telemann, Concerto for Flute and Recorder
Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Kӧln
Rameau, Suite from Dardanus
Roy Goodman, European Union Baroque Orchestra (Naxos)
Vivaldi, Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B Minor
Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music
Quote: Kraemer led a witty, fizzling performance — Chicago Classical Review
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