The British harpsichordist and conductor joins brilliant Baroque performers for a journey through the riches of European 17th-century chamber music.
British harpsichordist and conductor Richard Egarr combines serious scholarship with exuberant entertainment: as one of period performance’s most perceptive musicians, he shines a bright new light on music both much-loved and little-known.
In the first of his two illuminating concerts at the 2022 International Festival, Egarr is joined by some of the world’s most exciting Baroque performers, including brilliant Croatian-born violinist Bojan Čičić and exceptional US violinist Rachell Ellen Wong.
Together, they travel right across Europe to explore the richness of chamber works in the 17th century, in music of great elegance and refinement, yet also enormous emotional potency, contrasting celebrated figures including Purcell, Pachelbel and Lully with lesser-known creations by Marini, Schmelzer and Fontana.
Richard Egarr Harpsichord
Bojan Čičić Violin
Rachell EllenWong Violin
Ruiqi Ren Violin
Alex McCartney Theorbo
Jonathan Rees Viola da Gamba
Gabrieli Sonata XXI con tre violini (1615)
Fontana Sonata 16 (1641) for 3 violins
Rossi Toccata Settima (harpsichord)
Marini Sonata in ecco (1629)
Purcell Fantasia: Three Parts on a Ground Z.731
Lully Salve Regina 'Petit motet for 3 sopranos'
Froberger Lamentation faite sur la mort très doloureuse de Sa Majesté Imperiale, Ferdinand le troisième
Schmelzer Sonata for 3 violins
Buonamente Sonata secondo for 3 violins (1636)
Pachelbel Canon and Gigue