Friends of Music
On April 6 and 7, the Baroque strings of REBEL (pronounced re-BEL), with recorder and flute virtuoso Matthias Maute, performed the final pair of concerts of the 2013–2014 season. Their program, called “Rediscoveries,” included rare concertos and sonatas by contemporaries of J. S. Bach: Georg Philipp Telemann, George Frederick Handel, Johann Theile, Theodor Schwartzkopff, Giorgio Belitze, Johann Adolf Hasse, and Anonymous. Matthias Maute's striking arrangement of J. S. Bach's “Italian Concerto” as a concerto for recorder and strings transformed the familiar solo keyboard work into a rarity indeed, and was a highlight of the evening.
Read a review of the concerts in the Washington Post here.