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Public Research Seminar: Dr Shirley Thompson

Public Research Seminar: Dr Shirley Thompson

Public Research Seminar Series

Date and time
29 Jan 2019 (3:30pm)
Location

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Price

£5

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Public Research Seminar: Dr Shirley Thompson (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire): Tartini à la française: the concerti grossi of Charles Henri de Blainville

Around 1751 the French theorist and composer Charles Henri de Blainville published a set of six concerti grossi based on solo violin sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini. Blainville’s decision to arrange Tartini’s works as concerti grossi and to publish them in mid-century Paris seems at first sight odd given that the concerto was not widely cultivated in France. This seminar will explore Blainville’s approach and demonstrate how the resulting works represent a genuinely (re-)creative initiative.

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