Plus Fours! Handel, Telemann, Locatelli, Vivaldi

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

HANDEL

Concerto grosso in F Major, op. 3, no. 4b

TELEMANN

Concerto for 4 violins in A Major, TWV 40:204

LOCATELLI

Concerto grosso for 4 violins, 2 violas and continuo, op. 7, no. 12

HANDEL

Concerto grosso in F Major, op. 6, no. 2, HWV 320

VIVALDI

Concerto for 4 violins in B Minor, op. 3, no. 10, RV 580

Baroque invention, contrast, and brilliance is on display as Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer leads works by four great Baroque composers for groups of four (and more!) musicians. Vivaldi’s propulsive Concerto for 4 violins and orchestra is set against Telemann’s work for 4 violins alone, while Locatelli throws violas into the mix. Two grand concertos for orchestra by Handel merge dramatic fervor with compositional prowess.