Via Amsterdam: Musical Immigration

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Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Amsterdam was a thriving musical “port city”—one of the few places composers sent their precious manuscripts to be published, and from there, disseminated across Europe. In this concert, the Sebastians explore chamber music by Locatelli, who made Amsterdam his home, and his Italian compatriots who published there: Corelli, Mossi, Somis, Vivaldi, and Lully.

We are thrilled to open New York Early Music Celebration 2017 with this performance.



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Arcangelo Corelli
Trio Sonata in B-flat, op. 2, no. 5 (1685)

Antonio Vivaldi (trans. by J.S. Bach)
Concerto, op. 3, no. 3, RV 310 (1711) (BWV 978)

Giovanni Mossi
Sonata in D minor for violin and continuo, op. 1, no. 1 (1717)

Pietro Locatelli
Sonata in D major for violin and continuo, op. 6, no. 6 from Sonate da camera (1737)

intermission

Jean-Baptiste Lully
Suite from Les Fêtes de l’Amour et de Bacchus, LWV 47 (1672)

Giovanni Battista Somis
Sonata in A major, op. 1, no. 8, for violin and continuo (1717)

Antonio Vivaldi
Trio Sonata, op. 1, no. 12, RV 63 (1705) “La Folia”

Nicholas DiEugenio

violin

Jeffrey Grossman

harpsichord

Daniel S. Lee

violin

Kyle Miller

viola

Ezra Seltzer

cello

Charles Weaver

theorbo / guitar