VAN DIEMEN’S BAND

Wednesday 24th February 7.30pm

Two Centuries of Chamber Music with Organ

ARCANGELO CORELLI – Sonatas da chiesa Op. 3 No. 1 in F Major

GIUSEPPE BRESCIANELLO – Trio Sonata in G Minor

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN – Sonatina in C Minor TWV 41:c2

JEAN-PIERRE GUIGNON – Folies dEspagne (La folia) Op. 9

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731

ANTONIO CALDARA – Trio Sonata in E Minor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Church Sonata  No. 1 in E flat K. 67/41h

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Church Sonata  No. 10 in F Major K. 245

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Created by baroque violinist, Julia Fredersdorff in 2016, Van Diemens Band is an exciting chamber orchestra dedicated to the historically informed performance of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Here we have some of the eighteenth century’s most enduring chamber music jewels: sonatas that feature the mellow sound of organ bass continuo. Designed to be played in a church acoustic (rather than serving any liturgical function), this music from France, Italy, Austria and Germany finds a sympathetic venue in the beautifully resonant Hobart Town Hall. The music ranges from the early masterpieces of Corelli’s stunning Opus 3 and Caldara to the later works by Mozart.

In between, violinists Julia Fredersdorff and Jennifer Owen break out as unaccompanied soloists in Guignon’s virtuosic setting of the Folies d’Espagne, and the hauntingly beautiful sound of the baroque bassoon dialogues with violin in works by Brescianello, Schaffrath and a solo sonatina by Telemann. As well as performing on a chamber organ hand-made by German builder Kirschner, Thomas Rimes will perform one of Bach’s Chorale Preludes on the Town Hall’s own spectacular 1870 instrument.

JULIA FREDERSDORFF, Violin
JENNIFER OWEN, Violin
SIMONE WALTERS, Bassoon
MARTIN PENICKA, Cello
THOMAS RIMES, Organ

Image: Jonathan Wherrett

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