Violin Sonatas by Corelli, Bach & Handel

September 28, 2022, 10:00 pm

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Violinist Mayumi Hirasaki and harpsichordist Lorenzo Ghielmi share works by Bach, Corelli, Handel, and Telemann, and works that may, or may not, be by Bach and Handel. Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert June 8, 2022, at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Concert Hall. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to present tonight’s program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the link is accessible.


Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Violin Sonata in G minor, op. 5/5
Adagio – Vivace – Adagio – Vivace – Gigue (Allegro)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911

Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1024
Adagio – Presto – Affetuoso – Vivace

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Violin Sonata in A, HWV 361
Andante – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
12 Fantasias for Solo Violin
Fantasia in A minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, BWV 1015
[Andante] – Allegro – Andante un poco – Presto

George Frideric Handel
Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV 368 (selections)
Gigue – Adagio

Mayumi Hirasaki, baroque violin
Lorenzo Ghielmi, harpsichord