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Concerti Bizarri

Irish Baroque Orchestra
Monica Huggett


‘… what really makes the IBO so worth hearing is the unified artistry and joyous, focused energy of its music-making under Huggett.’   The Sunday Times

‘Hearing any one of these ‘amore’ instruments is rare enough, but three together creates a curiously haunting effect…an intriguing and enjoyable programme.’   Golden Plec

‘The IBO's playing, in that edgily driven style that Huggett is so fond of, had a consistently exciting edge.’   The Irish Times

• Innovative instrumentation, unusual repertoire and an ensemble with a profound knowledge of historical performance practice makes this Irish Baroque Orchestra Linn debut unmissable.

• This programme of 18th century concertos is an attractive listening tour through the German courts, revealing unknown jewels.

• The soloists, including Lisa Beznosiuk (OAE), Andreas Helm (Concentus Musicus Wien), Monica Huggett (Sonnerie) and Peter Whelan (Ensemble Marsyas) relish the opportunity to show off their skills.

• Alongside the double cello concerto by Vivaldi and Telemann’s concerto for two violins and bassoon sit the lesser known, but equally brilliant, concertos by Graupner, Heinichen and Fasch.

• One of the most beautiful combinations is the Graupner Triple Concerto for oboe d’amore, viola d’amore and flute d’amore, which produces an exquisite blend of other-worldly colours.

• Wonderfully kaleidoscopic colours also pervade the concertos by Heinichen and Fasch, the latter proving just why Telemann and Bach held him in such high esteem.

• Led by Monica Huggett the Irish Baroque Orchestra brings to life the beauty of baroque music as it was intended to be heard.

• The IBO explores the authentic playing techniques and performance styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, using period instruments; its exceptional musicians perform regularly throughout Ireland and abroad, and continue to receive widespread critical acclaim.

• Although the IBO has its roots in the past, it is a dynamic and constantly evolving orchestra with its sights firmly set on the future.

• Monica Huggett’s expertise in the musical and social history of theBaroque era is unparalleled among performing musicians.

• Among her many prizes Monica Huggett has won two Gramophone awards, the Vantaa Baroque Energy Prize, the Diapason d'Or and has been nominated for a GRAMMY award.

Concerto for Flute and Oboe in B minor, FaWV L:h1

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

Concerto for two Violins and Bassoon in D major, TWV 53:D4

  4. Andante
  5. [Allegro]
  6. Adagio
  7. Allegro assai

Concerto for Oboe in G minor, S. 237

  8. Allegro
  9. [Largo] Pizzicato
10. Vivace

Concerto for two cellos in G minor, RV 531

11. Allegro
12. Largo
13. Allegro

Concerto for two Oboes da caccia, two Violas, two Bassoons and Continuo in G major, FaWV L:G11

14. Un poco allegro
15. [Andante]
16. Allegro
17. Menuets I & II

Concerto for Bassoon in C major, GWV 301

18. Vivace
19. Largo e giusto
20. Allegro

Concerto for Flute d’amore, Oboe d’amore and Viola d’amore in G major, GWV 333

21. [Largo]
22. Allegro
23. [Adagio]
24. Allegro

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