Sunday, January 31, 2021 | 5:30 PM

Quicksilver

Available on demand through Sun, Feb 7, 11:59pm EST.

Location: Online

The Paul and Barbara Krieger Early Music Concert

Quicksilver, praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (The New York Times), performs the program Violini a due: A European Journey. In the world premiere of a performance pre-recorded at New York's DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Quicksilver's journey explores sublime and dramatic works spanning the 17th century, from the birth of the virtuoso violin in northern Italy through its rich development in the courts of Germany, and including extraordinary sonatas by Castello, Rosenmüller, Legrenzi, and Fontana.

The performance will be followed by an Artist Q&A. 

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Please note that this concert's broadcast premiere is on Sun, Jan 31 at 5:30pm EST, followed by on-demand access through Sun, Feb 7 at 11:59pm EST.
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Quicksilver

Robert Mealy, violin
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Avi Stein, harpsichord
Charles Weaver, lute

“Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” (The New York Times), Quicksilver brings together today’s top North American historically-informed performers. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised as “irresistible” (Fanfare Magazine), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire from the early modern period to the High Baroque.

The ensemble has been featured at numerous music series and prestigious festivals, receiving critical acclaim, standing ovations and repeat invitations. Recent and upcoming appearances include Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Concerts from the Library of Congress, CU Presents Artist Series (Colorado), Toronto Consort Series, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), San Diego Early Music Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, Early Music Now (Milwaukee), Chamber Music Tulsa, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society, Miami Bach Society, Madison Early Music Festival, Dumbarton Oaks Concert Series (Washington, DC), Houston Early Music, Early Music Hawaii and Music Before 1800.

Quicksilver’s debut recording, Stile Moderno was described as “Breakthrough of the Year…breathtaking” (Huffington Post) and “convincing…terrific” (Early Music Oxford Journal). Quicksilver’s latest recording, Fantasticus, has been named one of The New Yorker’s Ten Notable Recordings of 2014, praised as “Fantasticus, indeed” (Gramophone) and a “recommended purchase” (Austrian Music Journal). Quicksilver’s upcoming recording, The (very) First Viennese School, will be released next season.

Quicksilver's website is quicksilverbaroque.com.

"Revered like rock stars within the early music scene."—The New York Times

Dario Castello (early 17c.)

Sonata quarta from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Libro II (Venice, 1629)

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Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589–1630)

Sonata ottava from Sonate a 1. 2. 3. per il violino… (Venice, 1641)

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Andrea Falconieri (c.1585–1656)

L’Eroica, sonata a tre from Il primo libro di Canzone, Sinfonie, Fantasie (Naples, 1650)

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Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739)

Jácaras por la E from Saldívar Codex No. 4 (Madrid, c.1722)

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Andrea Falconieri (c.1585–1656)

Folias echa para mi Señora Doña Tarolilla de Carallenos

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Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627–1693)

Sonata a 2 from Rost MS (Baden-Baden, c.1660)

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Johann Schmeltzer (c.1623–1680)

Polnische Sachspfeiffen from the Rost MS (Baden-Baden, c.1660)

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Dieterech Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 163

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Johann Rosenmüller (1619–1684)

Sonata seconda a due from Sonate a 2. 3. 4. e 5. Stromenti da arco & altri (Nuremberg, 1682)

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Maurizio Cazzati (1616–1678)

Sonata decima “La Bentivoglia” from Suonate, Op.18 (1656)

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Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690)

Sonata terza from La cetra, Libro Terzo Op. 10 (Venice, 1673)

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Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657–1714)

Ciaconna from Sonata III in A major from VI Sonate (Nuremberg, 1694)

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Program Subject to Change Without Notice