C.P.E. Bach and his Dramatic Predecessors 
John Hsu, guest conductor 
Stephanie Vial, cello soloist

Corelli Christmas Concerto, Handel Concerto Grosso, Vivaldi Cello Concerto
Symphonies by Caldara, and W.F. and C.P.E. Bach
Thinking Outside the Bachs
CVNC: An Online Arts Journal, Harrison Russin February 6, 2014 - Chapel Hill, NC:
At the University of North Carolina's Hill Hall on Thursday, February 6, 2014, the Vivaldi Project gave a thrilling reading of six 17th- and 18th-century works in a concert entitled "C.P.E. Bach and His Dramatic Predecessors" as part of the Mallarmé Chamber Players' HIP Festival. . . . From the very opening of the Corelli Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op.6, No. 8, the orchestra animated their gut strings and engaged and communicated with each other, anticipating the sundry tempo shifts with eye contact. In music that changes speed and mood more frequently than a Meat Loaf song, such communication is vital, and these musicians did so brilliantly. There were many fine musical moments at this concert; suspensions never sound as tangible as when they are played with baroque bows, and the slight ritardando before each final cadence was perfectly placed.  Read Full Review


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