Ensemble Diderot: Purcell’s Inspiration (part of the Aldeburgh Festival)

june, 2024

10jun11:00 amEnsemble Diderot: Purcell's Inspiration (part of the Aldeburgh Festival)An exploration of Henry Purcell


Event Details

Monday 10th June 2024 at 11am 

Doors open at 10.30am

Tickets: £23, £17, £12.50 (under 30s half price)

Tickets are available from Britten Pears Arts’ website HERE

Alternatively from Britten Pears Arts’ box office at Snape Maltings Concert Hall or by calling 01728 687110.

The first of two programmes specially curated by the renowned Ensemble Diderot – an exploration of Henry Purcell and the musical influence he drew from Italy.

Purcell:Trio Sonata in C from “Sonnata’s of III Parts” (7’)
Matteis the Younger:Alia fantasia in A minor for solo violin (3’)
King:“Sonetta after the Italion way” (4’)
Blow:Trio Sonata in A (7’)
Diessener:Trio Sonata in G minor (8’)
Corelli:Ciaccona in G, Op.2, No12 (3’)
Legrenzi:Sonata terza from “La Cetra”, Op.10 (6’)
Lonati:Sonata No.11 for scordatura violin (10’)
Draghi:Trio Sonata in G minor (10’)
Purcell:Chacony in G minor (7’)

Ensemble Diderot

Johannes Pramsohler violin
Roldán Bernabé violin
Gulrim Choi cello
Philippe Grisvard harpsichord

Main image: Ensemble Diderot © Edouarde Brane

This programme traces the beginnings of the trio sonata in England. It features a wealth of composers active at the time alongside a sprinkling of Italian pieces known to Purcell, including Lonati’s spectacular “scordatura” (“mistuned”) violin sonata. The programme ends with Purcell’s stunning Chacony, which will be heard again – in Britten’s arrangement – on Saturday 15 June.

Concert finishes at approx. 12.15pm



(Monday) 11:00 am


Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall