music for the 2. Day of Christmas – Grave and Vivace from Giuseppe Torelli’s “Concerto in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimio Natale”

by ada

My favourite interpretation* of Torelli‘s most famous Christmas Concerto, No. 6 from the twelve Concerti Grossi Op. 8, with the choreography of Jiří Kylián, performed by the Nederlands Dans Theater.

(The last 3 minutes of music is no Torelli anymore but the movement Lento from a contemporary composer, Lukas Foss‘ work, the Salomon Rossi Suite. Just because I couldn’t sleep if I’d let you think it still was.)

* Well, it’s not my favourite musical interpretation, because I’m very, very critical and picky if it comes to performing Baroque music (you don’t wanna know how many things can go wrong in a two minutes long minuet, haha); but this is definitely my favourite visual performance.

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