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Tue 25 Mar 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £9-£38

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Our series looking at turning points in the history of classical music continues with a concert featuring two of Bach’s masterpieces, his Double Violin Concerto and Brandenburg Concertos Nos 3 and 6.  However, the real gamechanger on the programme is the rare concerto for the now ‘extinct’ violoncello da spalla (essentially a cello played under one’s chin), a piece which lay forgotten until as recently as 2004. At this concert it is performed by a gamechanger of a different sort- Sigiswald Kuijken, who directed our very first concert 27 years ago.

Corelli Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 6, No. 11
Vivaldi Concerto for Violoncello da Spalla in D, RV403 
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat
La follia
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

Sigiswald Kuijken director/violoncello da spalla
Alison Bury
Margaret Faultless violin
Makoto Akatsu violoncello da spalla
François Fernandez violoncello da spalla

Concert finishes at approximately 8:45pm.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Listen to a taster of the music on Spotify below:

Venue details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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