Orpheus of Princes

An accomplished musician and avid supporter of the arts, Grand Prince Ferdinand of Tuscany stood as one of the last in the Medici dynasty. He turned Florence into a centre of excellence, attracting the best musicians from far and wide.

The English Concert
Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe

Handel Overture-Suite from Rodrigo HWV 5
Legrenzi Sonata for four violins Op.10 from La Cetra
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D Op.6, No.1
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in D minor Op.3, No.11 from L'estro armonico RV 565
A. Scarlatti Introduzione all Oratorio "Cain, overo il primo omicidio"
Vinaccesi Sonata IV
Marcello Oboe concerto in C minor
Vivaldi Concerto for four violins in B minor Op.3, No.10 from L'estro armonico RV 580