The vitality of Italian culture is most viscerally experienced through the country’s Baroque music. Brimming with imagination, daring, and propulsive rhythm, the works on this all-Italian program throb with energy as fresh today as in the 18th century.
- Corelli Concerto Grosso in F major for Two Violins, Cello, Strings, and Continuo, Op. 6, No. 2 (pub. 1714)
- Marcello Concerto in C minor for Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo (c. 1717)
- Vivaldi Concerto in D major for Mandolin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 93 (1730-31)
- Torelli Concerto in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale for Two Violins, Cello, and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 6 (pub. 1709)
- Vivaldi Sonata in G minor for Mandolin and Continuo, RV 85 (1730-31)
- Vivaldi Concerto in F major for Trumpet, Strings, and Continuo, RV 310 (pub. 1711)
- Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D minor for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Strings, and Continuo, after Corelli’s Op. 5, No. 12, “La Follia” (pub. 1726)