A program with the chaconne and passacaglia as ‘common thread’. Both are dance forms originating from the 16th century, with a three-part measure and a variation on the bass line. This compositional form was very popular during the Baroque period and of course had many versions. Some of these dances are cleverly hidden in the works of Vivaldi, Purcell, Biber and Couperin.
They alternate with sonatas byTelemann, Fasch and Janitsch. These last two composers are less well-known, but wrote exceptionally beautiful music, which most certainly deserves a place in concert programmes.
David Rabinovich – violin
Peter Tabori – oboe
Robert de Bree – oboe and recorder
Thomas Oltheten – bassoon
Marion Boshuizen – harpsichord