A history of the trio sonata
24 November @ 19 h 3045$
The Baroque trio sonata originated in Italy during the 17th century and was soon adopted throughout Europe. The genre calls for two melody instruments and, to provide the harmony, a basso continuo part. It features contrapuntal interplay or dialogue between the melody instruments. It rarely calls for the pure virtuosity characteristic of the solo sonata, a genre that developed slightly later. This concert will show both the ingenuity and extraordinary variety of style and mood made possible by the trio sonata: from Italian vigor to French delicacy, from English melancholy to German assurance.