a musical jorney through baroque Europe

In the 18th century, the concept of the “Grand Tour” was established to designate the abundant journeys undertaken by young people, in particular those from the English nobility, who wished to discover the European continent.

These were classical educational trips which included, above all, visiting the most significant capitals as well as centres of bourgeois culture and courts.

The travellers showed a particular interest in music, attending private concerts and opera performances, as well as personally meeting famous musicians.

In its musical Grand Tour, the Affinità ensemble draws inspiration from the notes taken by cultural travellers of the time, and paints a multifaceted portrait of the late Baroque era in Europe and its most significant courts.

The stages of the trip include Versailles, London, Naples, Dresden, Würzburg and Vienna.

Gottfried Finger:
Sonate VIII pour flûte à bec, hautbois et basse continue

Henry Purcell:
Chaconne pour flûtes « Two in one upon a Ground », extraite de « Dioclesian » (Londres, 1690)

Nicolas Derosiers:
La fuitte du Roy d’Angleterre, pour deux flûtes à bec (hautbois) et basse continue
(Amsterdam, 1689)

 Jacques Hotteterre:
Premiere Suitte de Piece à deux Dessus, sans Basse continue op. 4 (Paris, 1712)

Antonio Vivaldi:
Trio pour luth, violon (flûte  et basse RV 85


Fortunato Chelleri:
Trio sonate pour deux hautbois et basse continue

Giovanni Benedetto Platti:
Sonate pour clavecin en solo

Domenico Sarri:
Symphonie à deux hautbois et basse continue, extraite de « Andate, o miei sospiri »

Francesco Mancini:
Sonate XI pour flûte et basse continue

Johann Joseph Fux:
Symphonie à trois pour flûte à bec, hautbois et basse continue, extraite de « Concentus musico instrumentalis »

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