Corelli & Charpentier: Master of the Notes (2005)

Folger Consort celebrated the holidays in the beautifully decorated Folger's Elizabethan Theatre with two Baroque masters with Corelli & Charpentier: Masters of the Notes in from December 16 to December 18, and December 23 to December 25, 2005. Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was, in many ways, the most influential composer of his time. Active as a violinist and teacher as well as composer, his six printed collections of instrumental music were admired and emulated all over Europe. Marc-Antoine Charpentier (c.1643-1704), although he never held a prestigious appointment at the French court, was influential in his own right, skillfully blending elements of Italian and French style in his tuneful sacred music and music for the stage.

Violin (detail). Claire Duggan.


Folger Consort

Artistic Directors

  • Robert Eisenstein
  • Christopher Kendall

Guest artists

  • Jodi Beder: cello
  • Risa Browder: violin
  • Nina Falk: violin
  • Tim Haig: violin
  • June Huang: violin
  • Rosa Lamoreaux: violin
  • Scott McCormick: viola
  • John Moran: cello
  • J. Tracy Mortimore: double bass
  • Leslie Nero: violin
  • Sara Wetherbee: viola
  • Webb Wiggins: organ

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