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Wigmore Hall: Giro d’Italia (part of The A-Z of Italian Baroque)

November 18 | 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

The Giro d’Italia is one of the world’s great cycling races, second only to the Tour de France. Akin to the Giro, join La Serenissima as we travel the length and breadth of Italy highlighting the superb quality of music to be found in musical centres both great and small.


Concerto No. 4 in E minor for strings and continuo
Francesco Durante (1684-1755)

Concerto No. 7 in C for violin, strings and continuo Op. 1 ‘Pensieri Adriarmonici’
Giacomo Facco (1676-1753)

Concerto No. 9 in E flat for strings and continuo Op. 7
Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753)

Concerto No. 6 in A minor for strings and continuo Op. 2
Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori (1663-1745)


Sinfonia-Suite in C minor for strings and continuo
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (c.1690-1758)

Concerto No. 6 in B flat for strings and continuo
Pietro Gnocchi (1689-1775)

Violin Concerto in D minor RV 235
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler violin

Priority Booking for this concert is now open to Friends of Wigmore Hall. General sale for this concert will open at 10.00am on Tuesday 30 April.

This concert forms part of ‘The A-Z of Italian Baroque’

The composers of the Italian baroque whose music graces today’s concert programmes are
relatively few and far between; Albinoni, Corelli and Vivaldi form the staple diet, with the
occasional work by Scarlatti or Torelli thrown in for good measure. In the 18th Century, things
were quite different. Many other composers were needed to fulfil the needs of the regional
courts and churches. Even abroad, no court was complete without its resident Italian maestro or
group of Italian string players, a situation that encouraged many Italian musicians to pursue
careers north of the Alps. Whilst some of the usual suspects are included in this series, La
Serenissima, celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, features many composers whose
music is seldom played today

Wigmore Hall

36 Wigmore Street
London, W1U 2BP United Kingdom
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