Ensemble Diderot

“From Canzona to Sonata: the Chamber Music of Venice”

  • Sunday 29 October, 2017 – 7.00 pm
  • Theatr Brycheiniog
  • Tickets: £16 (concessions £14 / under 18s free)

Johannes Pramsohler  Violin
Roldán Bernabé  Violin
David Glidden  Viola & Violin
Gulrim Choi  Cello
Philippe Grisvard  Harpsichord & Organ

A journey through 17th-century Venetian chamber music

Dario Castello (c.1590 – c.1658) - Sonata a 4 no. 15 from “Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro secondo” (1629)
Giovanni Rovetta (c.1595/97 – 1668) - Canzon Prima per due violini e una violetta da brazzo
Biagio Marini - Sonata sopra la Monica (1629)
Giovanni Battista Buonamente (1595 – 1642) - Sonata a tre violini (1636)
Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589 – 1630) - Sonata Seconda a violino solo (1641)
Biagio Marini - Passacaglio in G minor (1655)
Giovanni Legrenzi - Sonata seconda a 4 (“La cetra, Libro terzo”) (1673)


Biagio Marini - Ecco a tre violini, op 8, n. 44 (1629)
Giuseppe Scarani (16.. – 16..) - Sonata concertata op. 1 (1630)
Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589 – 1630) - Sonata a tre violini (1641)
Marco Uccellini (1603 – 1680) - Sonata Quarta, op. 5 (1649)
Maurizio Cazzati - Ciaccona op. 4
Biagio Marini (1594 – 1663) - Balletto secondo op. 22 (1655)
Giovanni Legrenzi (1626 – 1690) - Sonata sesta a 4 (“La cetra, Libro terzo”) (1673)

Paris-based Ensemble Diderot is one of Europe’s most exciting original instrument chamber groups. Its performances and recordings have attracted critical acclaim and the group have held residencies at Aldeburgh, Amilly and the Fondation Royaumon. We are delighted to welcome them back to Brecon Baroque Festival with a programme exploring sonatas by Venetian masters of the 17th Century including Legrenzi, Castello and Marini.

“The clean, lyrical virtuosity from Johannes Pramsohler is of the kind that begs you to simply sit back and soak it all up. Diderot’s one-to-a-part readings on original instruments are truly superb.” (Gramophone)

“performances of terrific flair” (BBC Music Magazine)

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