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16. Trio Sonatas

Sunday 27 to Tuesday 29 June 2021

2 days

11:00 am

© Guido Werners

Johannes Pramsohler and Ensemble Diderot are specialists in period instrument Baroque chamber music, more particularly in the intensely rewarding trio sonata repertoire of two violins, cello and harpsichord. The Ensemble is primarily interested in the European chamber music of the Enlightenment. In this concert we get to hear three major trio sonatas from Leclair, Handel and Telemann, Corelli’s famous Chaconne, a delicious work for two violins and a solo harpsichord rendition of one of Handel’s most famous arias. Leclair numbered among the violinists who did not want to attract attention with empty virtuoso excesses, thus keeping the ear free for the classical elegance that has always distinguished the music of France. There is certainly no better piece to showcase Handel in chamber music than with his Sinfonia – virtuosic and mysterious, written by the young Handel in Rome, copied by the greatest violinist of the time for the best musicians in Europe. It is a trio sonata in all but name. Telemann’s E flat Trio Sonata is from his famous Tafelmusik collection. The name Jean-Pierre Guignon will only be known to Baroque specialists, but his music for two violins without bass show off the lively potential for this unusual combination.

16. Trio Sonatas_Programme Notes

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European Broadcast 11am Irish Standard Time
North American Broadcast 11am ET (4pm Irish Standard Time)

On Demand will become available after the conclusion of the North American broadcast for 48 hours (27 June 5pm – 29 June 5pm IST)

All works performed by Johannes Pramsohler Ensemble Diderot


Composer Work
Georg Friederic Handel Sinfonia in B flat major HWV 339
William Babell Prelude Presto in F major
William Babell/ Georg Friederic Handel Lascia ch'io pianga for solo harpsichord
Jean-Marie Leclair Trio Sonata in D minor Op.4/1
Jean-Pierre Guignon Les Sauvages et La Furstemberg
Georg Philipp Telemann Trio Sonata in E flat from Tafelmusik
Arcangelo Corelli Chaconne

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