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A Far Cry - F.S. Geminiani: Concerto Grosso no.3 in C major, I. Adagio & II. Allegro
Seeded by afarcry on 25 Jan 2010
Author: violafisher
Described by the Boston Globe as "Thrilling" "Brilliant" and "Intrepid", this concert footage comes from Boston's self-conducted chamber orchestra, A FAR CRY's 2009-10 season opener, "The Lunatic" at the inimitable Jordan Hall inside New England Conservatory. From program notes written by the witty & lovely, Kathryn Bacasmot, explaining the reason for Lunacy: "This Lunatic program could be subtitled Haunted by the Ghost of Arcangelo Corelli. Geminiani, not only a composer, but a renowned violinist, based this work on Corellis Violin Sonata Op. 5, No. 3. Il Furibondo (the madman) was Geminianis nickname bestowed upon him because of the expressivity of his compositional rhythms. Expressiveness equates madness? Now, I know you probably dont equate the Baroque with emotional abandon, but back in the day, the Baroque was intense. It was the era that blossomed from the seconda pratica (second practice), the era of free dissonances, of music being liberated from primarily serving the text in