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Battle of the Styles - Members of Cape Town Baroque in concert - Kimberley

Thu Mar 7, 19:30 - Thu Mar 7, 20:45

Nazareth House Chapel - St.Patrick's CBC


From the end of the 17th century two prominent styles emerged in European music: the Italian style, with Corelli as one of the model composers, and the French style, with Lully’s music a as a template. Contemporary sources often debate the virtues and weaknesses of either of the styles. Towards the middle of the 18th century, as the styles of France and Italy overlapped, a new mixed style emerged, which was especially popular amongst German composers.


As part of the South African Strings Foundation’s Road Trip Series, members of the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra are excited to showcase various Baroque stringed instruments in a varied concert programme of expressive repertoire from both distinct national styles, as well as examples of the merging of the two into a new integrated idiom. It includes excerpts from François Couperin’s Nouveaux concerts, ou les Goûts réunis from 1724, referencing the unification of the two styles, as well as music by an Italian composer in the French style and music by a French composer in the Italian style!


With: Annien Shaw (baroque violin), Rosamund Ender (viola da gamba/baroque cello), Uwe Grosser (baroque guitar, theorbo) and Erik Dippenaar (harpsichord/Director)









French suite 1


François Couperin (1668–1733)                                                                               

Premier Concert from Concert Royaux (1722)

- Prelude


Antoine Forqueray (1672–1745)                                                                  

Suite in G major (1747)

 - Chaconne, La Buisson

French suite 2


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)                                                                                     

Pièces de Clavecin avec une table pour les agrémens (1736)

- Le Rappel des Oiseaux

- Musette en Rondeau

- Tembourin

French suite 3

Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (c.1640–c.1700)                                                       

Prelude in D minor for solo viola da gamba


Marin Marais (1656–1728)                                                                                       

Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris (1723)


Italian suite


Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)                                                                                        

Sonata in C minor, K.99


Girolamo Kapsperger (c.1580–1651)                                                           


Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)                                                                        

Cello sonata No. 3 in A minor, RV 43

- Largo

- Allegro


Mixed suite


Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)                                                               

Violin sonata Op. 4, No. 5 (1739)

- Allegro affettuoso, non tanto, Allegro affettuoso


François Duval (1672–1728)                         

Violin sonata Nr. 3 from Amusemens pour la Chambre, Op.6 (1718)

- Courente


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)                                             

Violin sonata Nr. 4 in G major, TWV41:G1 from Six sonates à violon seul, accompagné par le clavessin (1715)

- Largo

- Allegro


Battle of the Styles - Members of Cape Town Baroque in concert - Kimberley
Nazareth House Chapel - St.Patrick's CBC
170 Du Toitspan Rd, Belgravia, Kimberley, 8301
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