Corelli, Muffat et Handel: Intimate Conversations

Concert date

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 23:00
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Arion Baroque Orchestra in a lineup of 11 musicians led by Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais explores the rich and stimulating world of the concerto grosso, that conversational musical genre whose masters were Corelli, Handel, and Georg Muffat.



Available online only, from March 1 to March 7, 2021

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Concert program

Corelli, Muffat et Handel : Intimate Conversations


Program Notes


Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

Concerto grosso en do mineur, op. 2, no 1 (version 1732)

Andante – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro


Georg Muffat (1653-1704)

Sonate pour cordes en sol mineur, no 2 du recueil « Armonico tributo »

Sonata : Grave, Allegro, Grave, Forte et allegro, Grave – Aria – Grave – Sarabanda – Grave – Borea


Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Concerto grosso en si bémol majeur, op.6, no 5

Adagio, Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Largo – Allegro


Georg Muffat

Sonate pour cordes en mi mineur, no 4 du recueil « Armonico tributo »

Sonata : Grave – Balletto – Adagio, Presto ­­­– Menuet – Adagio – Aria presto


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Concerto grosso en la majeur, op. 6, no 11

Andante larghetto e staccato – Allegro – Largo – Andante – Allegro


Guest Artist(s)

Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais

Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais

In the recent years, the québécoise violinist Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais has been exploring repertoire through the filter of historically informed practice. Pursuing the quest for a genuine and creative expression of music, she spends much time wonder...

See the full biography of Noémy Gagnon-Lafrenais

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