Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque: Grandissima Gravita

October 19, 2017, 9:00 am

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Rachel Podger, called “the queen of the Baroque violin” by the Sunday Times, has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. She is the founder and artistic director of the Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque. Their new album brings together four violinist-composers who are united by a reverence for Arcangelo Corelli. Works from Pisendel, Tartini, Veracini and Vivaldi explore the sonata form for violin and continuo, weaving together stylized dances and traditional preludes to create a world of musical alchemy filed with textures and melodies that entrance and amaze.