Oxford Chamber Music Festival

The Madness

Tickets £22

Vivaldi’s scorching treatment of an eighteenth-century ‘standard’ – La Folia – is the baroque equivalent of hot jazz, and Piazzolla’s devilish and angelic tangos are marinated in the same fiery spirit. In between we have the subtle, complex jazz style of Gershwin (including the immortal Summertime) and Stravinsky’s dry, ironic tale of a poor fiddle-playing soldier’s temptation by a very suave devil. Wealth untold! A princess bride! – if you give me your violin… It would be madness to resist!

Vivaldi Variations on La folia (The madness)

Stravinsky The soldier’s tale (Suite)

Morton Gould extracts from Benny’s gig

Gershwin Three songs (But not for me; The man I love; Summertime)

Piazzolla Ave Maria; Romance del diablo (Ballad of the devil); Muerte del ángel (Death of the angel)

Tetiana Lutsyk, Priya Mitchell, Claude Frochaux, Heini Kärkkäinen, Reto Bieri, Jordi Carrasco Hjelm, Dorottya Láng.

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