WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The year is 1707 and a young composer from Saxony, George Frideric Handel, has come to Rome to hear the music of the great violinist and innovator Arcangelo Corelli. In the first of the five Proms Saturday Matinees, Richard Egarr, Sophie Bevan and the Academy of Ancient Music examine Handel's vivacious Italian cantatas in the context of virtuosic concerti grossi by Corelli and his younger contemporary Giuseppe Valentini, linked by duo Borghese's court harpsichordist, Bernardo Pasquini. There will be no interval
Finish time: approx. 16:30