music by Lebrun, Druvshesky, Mozart, Haydn, Giardini
Nicola Barbagli || oboe
Naomi Burrel || violin
Elitsa Bogdanova || viola
Gavin Kibble || cello
in collaboration with Baroquestock Festival
In about 1762 and for 15year-ish, two friends , J.Ch.Bach and K.F.Abel, started a concert series in London which was bound to become an entrepreneur model for decades. It was the first ever subscription concert series in London. They were both German immigrants, both had studied with J.S.Bach, and once settled in London they started to bring over famous singers and virtuoso instrumentalisits form the continent. Each concert was a selection of new compositions, and music that their celebrated guests artists were bringing from aboard. The audience really knew the programme in advance, but the concerts were so popular that people were paying in advance tickets for the entire season.
We tought that Raffaello's newly open Fidelio cafe is the perfect place to revive this "Historical business experience" .
Each concert will be a little story in itself: you'll hear famous composer's music as well compositions that surely you have never heard before! We'll tell you anecdotes, gossip and curiosities about all those forgotten people but also about music and musicians’ life in London and Europe in the eighteen century...and yes, we do play "Historical instruments" - funny old-new copies of what those guys used to play 250 year ago.
We are sure than Bach and Able would have already booked their tickets ...online! :)