Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

Wigmore Hall: The A-Z of Italian Baroque

29th April 2025 | 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Save the date!

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
020 7935 2141