Lecture Recital Series; The A - Z of Baroque Violin
Acclaimed violinist Alice Earll guides you and your audiences through the music of the Baroque era. From an introductory guide, discussing the social, historical and musical highlights, to a more in depth look at the history of virtuoso violin playing, or a look at how the celebrated baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach was inspired by dance. Whatever concert programme you choose, you’re guaranteed an evening of outstanding performance, informal discussion, drinks and fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
Upcoming lecture recitals; The Birth of Virtuosity (Kempley and Linton Village Halls) 22.02.19 & 23.02.19 and Dancing with Bach Booth’s Bookshop Cinema, Hay-on-Wye, 10.04.19. All other recitals and concerts are listed here.
Dancing with Bach
An exploration of the influence of dance on Baroque solo violin repertoire, from Biber to Bach. What role did dance play in Baroque society and how did this filter into the music of the period? This programme examines how the development of virtuosic solo violin writing coincided with the evolution of the dance suite, culminating with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Music by Biber, Bach and Westhoff played on a historical instrument.
Bach and Beyond
J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin are some of the most exceptional and best-known pieces for unaccompanied violin in today’s canon, but what was the inspiration behind these seminal works? Was Bach’s composition a singular work of genius or the pinnacle of a well-worn compositional path? Composers such as Biber and Westhoff blazed the trail as much as half a century before Bach has written his collection, yet little is known about them and their music is often overlooked. Discover the music that preceded J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin with music by Marini, Biber and Bach.
Baroque for Beginners
An all-encompassing introductory lecture recital discussing the musical, cultural and artistic styles that came to define the baroque era. Taking a journey through Italy, Germany, France and England we explore the defining moments, people and pieces that shaped the development of music. From the importance of dance, the influence of the church and need to earn a living, we will also discover the journeys that have led to some of our most lovedmusical baroque works, such as Handel’s Messiah and J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. Throughout the evening, violinist Alice Earll will perform well known works by Bach and Corelli and a few lesser known works by Biber and Matteis that shaped the musical landscape forever.