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Exciting baroque chamber music from unusual composers such as Barsanti, Froberger, Blavet, and Bon.

By St. Matthias Episcopal Church (other events)

Friday, November 26 2021 7:00 PM 8:30 PM CST
 
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Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble

Sigrun Franzen - harpsichord
Monica Steger - traverso, recorder
Anton TenWolde  - baroque cello

Exciting baroque chamber music from unusual composers such as Barsanti, Froberger, Blavet, and Bon.

Francesco Barsanti (1690–1775) was an Italian flautist, oboist and composer who lived most of his life in London and Edinburgh. He is primarily know for his six opus 1 recorder sonatas of which we will play the first one. Frescobaldi (1583-1643) is probably the best-known of the composers on the program. He was born and lived in Italy and was a virtuoso keyboard player. In 1628 he published a set of 40 canzonas for various instruments which he substantially revised in 1634. We will playing two canzonas for bass instrument from the 1632 edition. The German composer Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667), another virtuoso on the keyboard, studied with Frescobaldi, and also published a set of canzonas specifically for solo keyboard. We will hear two of these performed on harpsichord. The remaining pieces of the program are sonatas for traverso. The first one is by Anne Danican Philidor (1725-1791), a French composer and performer. The second is by Anna Bon (1738-1769) who is the only female composer on the program. She lived and worked in Italy and Germany. The third flute sonata is one of Michel Blavet's (1700-1768) opus 2 sonatas. He was a famous French flute player and composer, and learned to play many other instruments, but  almost all his compositions are for flute.

This concert is a fund raising event for the music department of St. Matthias

St. Matthias Episcopal Church