On Friday 13th and Sunday 15th April (at 8.30pm and 4.30pm respectively), Christophe Mazeaud on the oboe will lead a troupe of Baroque de Nice musicians in vibrant renditions of works by: Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Georg Pisendel and Johann Sebastian Bach.
“The greatest composers of the Baroque period each seized the concerto in their own way, playing with the infinite possibilities offered by this form,” say organisers of the concerts, which will be held at the Église Saint-Roch in Nice. “Vivaldi alone would have produced more than 500, forging its European renown. From the concerto for strings where the concertino dialogues with the ripieno, to the soloist concerto which puts the oboe in the spotlight, we find all the inventiveness of his writing and his art of melody. His contemporary Albinoni, less prolific, is considered the first Italian to have regularly used the form in three movements. Finally, Germans Bach and Telemann, inspired by their Italian models, explore perfectly all the possibilities of the instruments they put forward in their concertos: violin, oboe or the wonderful oboe d'amore…”
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