Saturday 17 September at 4 pm
Warkworth Town Hall
Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto for viola d’amore in D major, RV392
Georg Philipp Telemann | Concerto for two violas d’amore
Christoph Graupner | Concerto for viola d’amore in D major
Johann Sebastian Bach | Concerto for violin in E major
Christoph Graupner | Concerto for viola d’amore & viola in A major
Georg Philipp Telemann | Concerto for viola in G major
Johann Sebastian Bach | Erbarme Dich, St Matthew Passion—violin, viola & strings
The viola d’amore was much loved by the baroque masters Vivaldi, Telemann and Graupner and this concert celebrates both their fascination with the instrument as well as their own compositional genius. Also included in the programme are two of the most loved concertos from the era, Bach’s Concerto for Violin in E major and Telemann’s Concerto for Viola in G major.
Strings Amore brings together Donald Maurice (viola d’amore), Martin Riseley (violin), Rupa Maitra (violin), Sophia Acheson (viola), Margaret Guldborg (cello) in a programme that showcases the viola d’amore, an exquisitely beautiful instrument from the baroque era.