This Wednesday: Midday Music for Organ with Edoardo Bellotti

A 17th-century Roman influencer and his followers

Midday Music for Organ, with Edoardo Bellotti (11.15.23)


The greatest musical hits of the early 18th-century Europe were the work of an archangel. Violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli, who made his career in Rome but whose music circulated in publications across the continent, set the standard for a style that combined liveliness with grace, pathos with poise. Corelli’s perfectly formed concerti and sonatas for church and chamber provided inspiration for a generation of admirers and disciples. In the Midday Music for Organ recital on Wednesday November 15th, guest organist Edoardo Bellotti of the University of the Arts, Bremen (Germany) and the Eastman School of Music will explore the early 18th-century fan-culture that bloomed around Corelli’s fame and legacy, performing on the antique Italian organ in Sage Chapel. With sounds very much like those of Corelli and his contemporaries knew and heard, the Vicedomini organ will bring to life a story of adoration, emulation and (re) invention, in the music of Corelli himself, Dieterich Buxtehude, and George Frederic Handel.

Midday Music for Organ, Wednesday, November 15th, 12:30 pm. Sage Chapel. Free and open to the public.

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