Apollo’s Fire – otherwise known as the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra – has been a lively force in early music for over 20 years.
Now, under director Jeanette Sorrell, this quirky, energetic band makes its BBC Proms debut in the second of this season’s early music Proms Saturday Matinees. The ensemble is joined by violinist Alina Ibragimova, soloist in much-loved concertos by Bach and Vivaldi.
Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, with its brilliant writing for harpsichord and its bittersweet slow movement, and music from Telemann’s vividly colourful suite following the adventures of Cervantes’s knight-errant Don Quixote, complete the mix.
C. P. E. Bach
Symphony in B minor, Wq 182/5 ‘Hamburg’ 10’
Violin Concerto in D major, RV 234 ‘L’inquietudine’ 7’
Burlesque de Quixotte – excerpts 15’
J. S. Bach
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 17’
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 22’
Alina Ibragimova violin
Jeannette Sorrell harpsichord/director
There will be no interval