Consort of Twelve: Two Composer-Priests: Vivaldi and Bonporti

Simon Standage will be leading this concert. Read about Simon.

The aim of this concert is to juxtapose and contrast Vivaldi and Bonaparti and their works. Simon writes, “I hope our program on May 15th will be both attractive and interesting. The orchestral concerto of Vivaldi, which opens the concert, begins with such a catchy and jazzy tune that when I first played it years ago I found it hard to believe that it was by Vivaldi; and that immediate and direct appeal can be heard in his other works in the program. By contrast, the music of Bonporti, while equally personal and original, is less extrovert but more complex. It is also less well-known so I am very happy that we shall have the opportunity to give it the airing that it certainly deserves.”

Vivaldi Concerto for strings in G minor RV156
Bonporti Concerto in B flat major Op11/3
Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins in E minor Op3/4
Bonporti Concerto in F major Op11/5
Vivaldi Concerto for violin and cello in B flat major RV547
Bonporti Concerto in G major Op11/8
Vivaldi Concerto for strings in C minor RV120
Bonporti Concerto in F major Op11/7
Vivaldi Concerto for strings in G minor RV157

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The Consort of Twelve is an ensemble of musicians which specialises in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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