Saturday, 22 June at 7.30 pm
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Winners of the York International Young Artists Competition 2009
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French Flair: Italian Furore
Music by Boismortier, Vivaldi, Marais, Dornel
Given the difficulties of travel and communication three centuries ago, it is all the more exciting to find that there was actually a great deal of musical exchange in Europe at this time. Indeed, because music was so highly appreciated at the Courts, composers were often paid to travel in order to bring back the latest styles and compositions. So it was that during the first half of the eighteenth century many French composers adopted Italian elements in their compositions, and also used the Italian vocabulary to name works and move-ments.
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