York Concerts Baroque+ Day

Saturday 20 April 12.00pm
£12.00 ( £10.00 concessions | £3.00 students)

Sara Deborah baroque violin
Carina Drury baroque cello
Masumi Yamamoto harpsichord

Programme to include:
Felice Giardini Sonata for Harpsichord and Violin in D, op. 3, no. 6
JC Bach Sonata for Harpsichord in A, op. 2, no. 5

Established by the acclaimed London-based harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto, the newly formed London Obbligato Collective, comprising musicians from leading period-instrument ensembles, focuses on ‘accompanied harpsichord sonatas’, a unique genre in which the harpsichord is given the solo role within the trio sonata texture, highlighting and enriching the colours and nuances of the instrument. During the second half of the eighteenth century, solo harpsichord sonatas were very popular in England, but they were considered to be music for the home. Adding instruments allowed for a more public genre, bridging the gap between private music-making and larger orchestral works. The programme includes music by Felice Giardini, Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel. All three composers contributed to this interesting repertoire for harpsichord and additional instruments, and through these works, the programme illustrates the changing tastes of society in the thriving musical city of London during this period.

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Event Date: 20/04/2024 12:00 pm

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