Relive works by Scarlatti, Ortiz & more Spanish virtuosos performed live by Latitude 37 in the Salon.
The combination of Baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord opens up a wealth of repertoire that is rarely explored by other Australian ensembles. Three top graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the members of Latitude 37 share a unified interest in cultivating and communicating their art with their performance spontaneity inspired by the art of improvisation, communication and the humanity of a genre of music intended to charm and enchant.
The ‘Folia’ ground bass is one that inspired composers all over Europe during the Baroque period. Colourful, a little exotic and just a bit spicy; it’s a harmonic progression found in works from Ortiz to Corelli and beyond. Latitude 37 explores the richness and variety that can be found in music based on just a few simple chords, and with a Spanish twist.
And view the program below:
ALESSANDRO PICCININI (1566- c.1638) – arr. Latitude 37
MARIN MARAIS (1656-1728)
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725)
Partite sopra l’aria della Folia
JEAN-PIERRE GUIGNON (1702-1774)
Nouvelles variations de divers airs et les Folies d’Espagne, Op.9
DIEGO ORTIZ (1510-1570)
Recercada Quarta sobre La Folia 4′
Ego Folium (world premiere)*
JOHN PLAYFORD (1623-1686)
Faronell’s Division on a Ground from The Division Violin