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Nicola Benedetti

With the Academy of Ancient Music

A morning of witty and theatrical Baroque works from Nicola Benedetti, accompanied by the world-renowned Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr.   

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr
Director / Harpsichord
Nicola Benedetti Violin

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D ‘Il grosso mogul’
Vivaldi Harpsichord Concerto in A RV780
Telemann Violin Concerto in A ‘The Frogs’
Telemann Concerto in C for four violins
Telemann Alster Overture-Suite
Vivaldi ‘Dresden’ Concerto for violin in F

A rousing, smile-inducing concert of wit and theatricality courtesy of Scottish violin superstar Nicola Benedetti and the Academy of Ancient Music, one of the world’s most revered period performance ensembles, under charismatic Music Director Richard Egarr.

As admired for her brilliant Baroque playing as she is in more recent concertos, Benedetti delivers the wit and gypsy abandon of Vivaldi’s ‘Il grosso mogul’ Concerto, alongside his sumptuous F major ‘Dresden’ Concerto and the amusing musical croakings of Telemann’s A major Concerto.

Egarr directs Telemann’s musical depiction of Alster Lake near Hamburg – complete with cannon fire, echoes, birds, animals and merry-making peasants – and is soloist in Vivaldi’s energetic A major Harpsichord Concerto.

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This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 7 August.

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Academy of Ancient Music
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4 August 2018

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)

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