classical music

The Cult of the Virtuoso Concerto

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Hearing Vivaldi’s exuberant concertos inspired his contemporaries Bach and Telemann to produce their own.

All three composers stretched the limits of the virtuosic performers of their day.

They also understood, perfectly, the unique capabilities of each instrument they wrote for.

The results are breathtaking showpieces which take the listener on an exhilarating roller-coaster journey.

This concert includes six inspiring concertos, performed by some of the leading Baroque virtuosi of the 21st century.


The Feinstein Ensemble
Martin Feinstein director, recorder
Catherine Manson violin
Miki Takahashi violin
Robin Bigwood harpsichord


JS Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV.1043
Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV.441; Concerto in D minor for 2 violins & cello, RV.565
Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in B minor, RV.424
JS Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in A, BWV.1055
Telemann: Recorder Concerto in C

Dates & times

Approximate run time: 110 mins
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    • Thu 15 October 2020
      • 7:45 pm


Purcell Room


£24 - £26
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£24, £26


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