Fiddle While Rome Burns

virtuosic Italian music of the 17th century for violin and continuo

Let’s toast the beginning of a new season in style—with virtuosic new Italian music of the 17th century for violin and continuo, paired with delicious Italian wines in a cool Greenwich Village venue!

Program

Dario Castello (fl. 1590–1630)
Sonata no. 1, from Sonate Concertante in Stil Moderno, Libro II (Venice, 1621)

Giovanni Battista Fontana (?1589–?1630)
Sonata no. 5, from Sonate a 1. 2. 3. per il violino, o cornetto, fagotto, chitarone, violoncino o simile altro istromento (Venice, 1641)

Marco Uccellini (c. 1603/10–80)
Sonata no. 10, from Sonate over Canzoni (Venice, 1649), op. 5

Guilio Caccini (1551–1618)
arr. Peter Phillips (1560–1628)
Amarilli, mia bella for keyboard

Giuseppe Colombi (1635–1694)
Partite sopra il basso di Ciaccona for violoncello (da spalla)

Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677–1726)
Sonata no. 9 (c. 1693) for violoncello (da spalla) and continuo

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
Cento partite sopra passacaglia

Giovanni Antonio Leoni (?late 16th cenutry–after 1651)
Sonata no. 1, from Sonate di violino a voce sola, libro 1, op. 3 (Rome, 1652)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Sonata in C major, op. 5, no. 3 (Rome, 1700)

Performers

Jeffrey Grossman

harpsichord

Daniel S. Lee

violin

Charles Weaver

theorbo / guitar

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