concerto grosso

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a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments

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Prime examples in this respect are the mentioned ballet mime The Pied Piper (1939), the Concerto grosso for two violins, cello and orchestra with piano obbligato (1941) and the later Chamber Sinfonietta (1945).
Strings in the city: With the Orchestra of the Swan - free massed performance of Vaughan Williams' Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra.
In the style of concerto grosso, the principal string players have solo parts, in addition to being sections leaders.
In the second set you heard from the Bachs' contemporaries - Vivaldi's Concerto "Alla Rustica," Albinoni's "Adagio G-moll," Geminiani's Concerto Grosso on the theme "Follia," and of course the Handel.
2, as he did in the sophisticated textures of Handel's Concerto Grosso Op.
The programme of music for the evening includes Epiphany music and carols for choir and organ with Bach Cantatas 72, 73 and parts of 111 and 156 and an orchestral item, Handel Concerto Grosso, Opus 6 No 1.
The festive programme will include Corelli's Christmas Concerto - Concerto Grosso in G minor, Bach's Christmas Oratorio and highlights from Handel's Messiah.
As usual, I came away from the album unable to tell remember one piece from another, except in the case of the opening work, the Concerto grosso a 10 strumenti, per violino principlae, 2 corni da caccia, tympano, 2 oboi, 2 violini, alto viola con basso, RV 562a.
Within three years the eight-dancer company had taken on challenges as diverse as Jose Limon's formal Vivaldi Concerto Grosso, Anna Sokolow's angst-ridden Steps of Silence, and the lush lyricism of Nocturne by Donald McKayle.
The original overture has not survived and is replaced in this recording by the opening movement of Handel's Concerto Grosso Op.
This led to his first symphonic work, the neoclassical Concerto Grosso (1931), first performed in Germany in 1933 but not in Palestine until 1939, where it was included in a concert of Jewish music.
But the find of the evening was the Concerto Grosso No.
There was even time to celebrate Christmas with a rather breathless performance of Corelli's "Christmas" Concerto, his G minor Concerto Grosso.