Prog 4April 30: Taking Inspiration

7:30 pm EDT
Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge and Online

As the saying goes, "imitation is the greatest form of flattery.” Whether subliminal or intentional, Handel’s borrowing of musical ideas from works by Corelli, Telemann, Rameau, Kaiser, and Scarlatti is on display in his concertos, overtures, and sonatas on this program. This unique concert celebrates the impetus of the creative spirit of all these composers while juxtaposing Handel's reworking of their ideas in delightful and inventive ways!

Hear the origins of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah in a fugue by Corelli. Also featured is a Telemann concerto for three violins that sparked Handel’s lovely and lively Adagio and Allegro for flute and strings, HWV 338; and one of Rameau’s Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts for harpsichord, flute, and violin, which Handel reimagines in his overture to Joseph and his Brethren.Chorus.
With Suzanne Stumpf and Vincent Canciello, traversi; Sarah Darling and Jesse Irons, violins; Marcia Cassidy, viola; Daniel Ryan, cello; and Andrus Madsen, harpsichord.

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