Imaginarium With Enrico Onofri

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Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of baroque sonatas given by the great Italian violinist Enrico Onofri and his group Imaginarium.

Onofri is one of the most revered masters of the baroque violin, and one of the foremost Italians in today's early music scene.

Well known for his work with the group Il Giardino Armonico, he later founded a chamber group - Imaginarium - to focus on baroque chamber music, and the group has gone on to win numerous awards and have appeared all over the world.

Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert they gave earlier in the year as part of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, at St John's Smith Square, London.

The concert focused on the repertory of the first one hundred years of the violin and traced the development of the violin sonata, from adaptations of vocal music by Monteverdi and Rore, through transitional pieces by the likes of Castello and Fontana; to the fully-fledged chamber sonatas by Corelli and Vivaldi.

The line-up of Imaginarium featured: Enrico Onofri (violin); Alessandro Tampieri (archlute and violin); Alessandro Palmeri (cello) and Luca Guglielmi (harpsichord and organ).

Lucie Skeaping presents a concert by violinist Enrico Onofri and his group Imaginarium.