‘The Bread of Life’: the Baroque Sonata
JS Bach Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in A major BWV 1015
Schmelzer Violin Sonata in D
Handel Violin Sonata in D major HWV 371
Purcell Trio Sonata in D minor from Sonatas in 3 Parts
Corelli Trio Sonata in B flat op. 3 no. 3
Handel Trio Sonata in F op 5. no. 6
Roger North described the arrival of Corelli’s music in England as being ‘like the bread of life’ for musicians. This programme explores the Baroque sonata, including solo and trio sonatas by Bach, Handel, Purcell and the great master who formalised the genre: Corelli.
This is the first of three concerts in the Baroque Day which this year explores the instrumental forms that became popular during the period, paving the way for future instrumental genres, and confirming the ability of instruments alone to move the passions of listeners, even without the addition of the human voice.
£15; concessions £13; students £3
Day Tickets: £34; concessions £28; students £6