Buxton International Festival


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Rebel Les Elémens
Vivaldi Concerto in D major, RV 84 La Tarantella (improvised)
Castello Sonata Duodecima, libro II La Bergamasca (improvised)
Bach Organ Trio Sonata No 2, BWV 526

Improviso is a dynamic young quartet, who enjoy exploring contemporaneous improvisation practices alongside the baroque chamber music they perform. ‘Fearful symmetry’ takes inspiration from William Blake’s tour-de-force poem The Tyger (1794) to explore how some composers attempted to represent the overwhelming power of the natural world. We encounter Rebel’s unforgettable depictions of the elements in chaos, a concerto by Vivaldi that conceals fire in its well-wrought symmetry, two improvised Italian folk dances that seduce us with a musical cure for the fearful tarantula’s bite, and finally an entirely different perspective on ‘fearful symmetry’ brought to us by JS Bach.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £25