RNS @ Westmorland Hall, Kendal
Rachel Podger director/violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Telemann Overture in D major from Tafelmusik II, TWV 55:D1
Telemann Concerto for 3 Oboes, 3 Violins and Continuo in B-Flat Major
Corelli Concerto Grosso, Op.6 no. 1
Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Op.8
Everyone’s got their own favourite bit of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: the birdsong of Spring, the downpours of Summer, the celebrations of Autumn or the icy shiver of Winter. Three centuries after they were composed, they’re as fresh and tuneful as ever – and there’s still nothing to beat the sensation of hearing these four brilliant concertos performed live in concert. Rachel Podger is an expert on baroque music, as well as a dazzling violinist. She takes the spotlight today, and shares three more baroque gems by Telemann and Corelli: expect wit, drama and pure sonic splendour.