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Is it possible that all roads lead from La Folia? Probably the oldest known musical theme of European culture, it has resonated through the centuries, from Corelli, Liszt and Beethoven, through to the artists of today.

In what marks the Australian debut of perennially in-demand director Jonathan Cohen, whose packed list of directorships includes The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Arcangelo and Les Violons du Roy, this virtuosic and evocative program may help answer this question as it moves from Vivaldi and Handel to the lesser known but harmonically gifted Francesca Caccini.

Naturally, the family Bach is also prominent. Principal Cello Timo-Veikko Valve is at the helm of CPE Bach’s impassioned Cello Concerto in A major, while the composer’s father, Johann Sebastian, features twice, including his final masterpiece The Art of Fugue, devised not for a patron but as the fruit of his late-in-life focus on pure composition. A world premiere from composer Paul Stanhope will present a modern take on the La Folia theme before Geminiani’s own famed La Folia variations, the Concerto Grosso in D minor.


Jonathan Cohen – Guest Director & Keyboard
Helena Rathbone – Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve – Cello
Australian Chamber Orchestra


Locatelli Concerto grosso in E-flat major “Il pianto d’Arianna” 15′
JS Bach The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 8 5′
Handel Concerto Grosso in A minor 10′
Mozart Fugue in E-flat major (after Bach’s BWV876) 2′
Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV156 6′
JS Bach Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes: Sinfonia 3′
CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A major 19′
Francesca Caccini Ciaccona 5′
Paul Stanhope Giving Ground – World Premiere* 5′
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D minor “La Folia” 11′

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