The Theatre of Music

Saturday, 30th January 2021, Waalse Kerk, The Hague


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto á 4 in D Major

Christoph Schaffrath (1709-1763)
Trio Sonata for Viola, Violoncello and continuo in F Major

Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697-1763)
Trio Sonata for Oboe, Violoncello and continuo in G minor

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sonata for Violin and continuo in D minor Op. 2 n. 3

Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765)
Sonata a Quadro in F Major

Notes to the Program

The program “The Theatre of Music” is inspired by opera and theatre, which were the most popular and successful entertainment throughout Europe in the Eighteenth Century. The trio sonata genre is possibly the one that most closely resembles the action of a theatrical production. As on the stage, two instruments, like two actors, are in constant dialogue with each other, their musical interaction bringing to mind the emotional intensity of a story without words. The continuo is also taking part in the scene, at times functioning as a dynamic commentary, at others deeply involved in the counterpoint and in the story’s narration. With this program, we bring the opera’s excitement and engagement on stage through the baroque instruments.

Waalse Kerk, The Hague (map)
H. 19.00 and 20.30

Compulsory reservation
Tickets via:

Ensemble L’Arco Sonoro

Francesco Bergamini, violin
Corinne Raymond-Jarczyk, viola
Federico Forla, oboe
Giulia Gillio Gianetta, violoncello
Edoardo Valorz, harpsichord

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