This concert focuses on transcriptions of single concert pieces, always reworked with respect to a Baroque performance practice in use substantially consistent with practice in the same period. Concerti or sonatas were reworked consistently for a more strictly home use. Today we will interpret the music with the instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Small Cello, and Lute.
In particular, we want to introduce the audience to the Small Cello, which Bach used frequently. This cello is about half the size of the modern Cello but with the addition of a fifth string in the high note, the E.
Aria from Bach’s Third Suite Viola Cello and Lute Minuets from the First Suite for Bach Cello (Original) Cello
First movement of the Partita for Flute transcribed for Viola
A. Mudarra: Pavana de Alexandro Lute Aria from the cantata
BWV Bach 175 “Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen” for Tenor Small cello and basso continuo transcribed with the Viola al Tenore
Vivaldi Adagio from the concerto for two Celli and orchestra transcribed for Viola Cello and Liuto
Allegro dal concerto for two Celli and orchestra transcribed for Viola Cello and Liuto