Venetian Baroque Masterpieces

April 22, 2020, 10:00 pm

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Violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky, cellist Ilze Grudule, and harpsichordist Ieva Saliete present masterpieces of the Baroque of the Venetian School: works by composers who flourished in the Republic of Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Recorded live in concert July 10, 2019 in Riga’s Mazajā ģildē (Small Guild Hall) as part of the International Festival of Early Music. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union. we will be able to offer tonight’s concert as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is available.


Francesco Rognoni Taeggio (fl. ca 1600-ca 1626)
Vestiva i colli for violin and basso continuo


Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589-1630)
Sonata secunda for violin and basso continuo


Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
Capriccio and Fugue in g minor, K. 404


Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (ca 1620/23-1680)
Sonatae Unarum Fidium
– Sonata Quarta for Violin and Basso Continuo in D


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Violin Sonata in d minor, RV 14


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Concerto in D, BWV 972 transcription for solo keyboard after Vivaldi, RV 230


Giovanni Verocai (ca 1700-1745)
Violin Sonata in d minor


Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin
Ieva Saliete, harpsichord
Ilze Grudule, cello