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The Power of Three

The Power of Three

Handel Sinfonia in B flat major, HWV339
Handel Trio Sonata in G major op.5 no.4, HWV399
JS Bach Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV526
JS Bach Trio Sonata in C major, BWV529
Telemann Trio Sonata in E flat major from Tafelmusik, TWV 42:Es1
Telemann Trio Sonata in D major TWV42:D10

Three composers, three instruments and three musical lines. How much variety can you draw from one small number? Quite a bit it turns out, as The Brook Street Band takes a musical journey originating in Lutheran Germany and ending in cosmopolitan London. Stories of Popes and Cardinals in Rome, bustling business and gambling debts in Hamburg, and city life in Leipzig. JS Bach, Handel and Telemann are the three greatest German baroque composers yet each led radically different lives, both personal and professional. 'The Power of Three' celebrates the trio sonata, one of the greatest forms of baroque chamber music, and shows just how exciting and creative a vehicle it is. Prepare for some musical fireworks…

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Location

St John's Smith Square, London
Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HT, United Kingdom