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Composer: Torelli, Giuseppe (1658-1709)

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Year of birth1658
Year of death1709
NationalityUnknown
PeriodBaroque
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The Trumpet Shall Sound

© Mario Mintoff PhotoCity
In the opening concert of the fifth Valletta International Baroque Festival, soloist Andrea Di Marco shows the versatility of the Baroque trumpet.
***11
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Nicola Benedetti and the European Union Chamber Orchestra sparkle in Birmingham

Nicola Benedetti  ©  Simon Fowler
What better antidote to the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping than a sackful of festive concertos? With Birmingham’s famous German market in full swing right outside the Town Hall, inside was also packed with concertgoers of all ages eager to hear celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti.
***11
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Peter Sheppard Skærved's Soundbox 2: Flourish in the Harmony

'Preludes and Vollenteries' (1705) at Wilton's (Purcell shown). Instruments by Duke and Airenti.17th
The second of violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved's Soundbox series once again took place in the exposed-brick Green Room above the bar at Wilton's Music Hall. As with Soundbox 1, the programme comprised short bursts of music with readings of contemporary material, but this time we also had visual aids in the form of postcards, which were referred to througout.
****1
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