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Geminiani the furious - Les Idées heureuses - Online

Les Idées heureuses

(Re)discover with us some of Italian composer Francesco Geminiani’s (1687-1762) ebullient sonatas during this concert narrated by Geneviève Soly.
This great musician was born in 1687 in Lucca, and died in 1762 in Dublin at the age of 74. He figures among the major composers of the Baroque, who were his contemporaries—among them J.S. Bach, Graupner, Handel, D. Scarlatti, and Rameau, to name but a few.
A virtuoso violinist and outstanding composer, today Geminiani’s work is little-known. However, this brilliant musician greatly contributed to the improvement of violin
technique, and his work was recognized as being equal in quality to that of his predecessor Corelli or his contemporary Handel. His impassioned compositions often
bring together different national styles to offer a genuine synthesis of Baroque music.
Geminiani’s sonatas will be performed by the first chairs of Les Idées heureuses, violinist Laura Andriani and cellist Elinor Frey, accompanied by Dorothéa Ventura at the harpsichord and Amanda Keesmaat performing continuo cello. Geneviève Soly will perform several of the transcriptions for harpsichord that Geminiani produced in France.

Tickets and informations : Les Idées heureuses

Rate: $20

March 1 – March 14, 2021



Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo in C major, Op. 5, No. 3

Pieces for Harpsichord in D minor

  1. 1
    Amoureusement, from Op. 4, No. 8
  2. 2
    Vivement, from Op. 4, No. 4

Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 1, No. 3

Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 4. No. 5

Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo in F major, Op. 5, No. 5


Elinor Frey, violoncelle solo et continuo
Laura Andriani, violon solo
Dorothéa Ventura, clavecin continuo
Amanda Keesmaat, violoncelle continuo
Geneviève Soly, clavecin solo et commentaires

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