November's classical podcast brings two highlights from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Baroque Series concert called The Night.
There's a sense of the supernatural about La Notte - The Night.
It's the second of six flute concertos by Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) from his Opus 10. The key is G minor and there are several short movements.
NZSO principal flute player Bridget Douglas takes on what she considers a a technically challenging but rewarding workout.
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) played a major role in the establishment of the concerto grosso form, where a small set of soloists perform within a larger group.
His Concerto Grosso in D Op 6 No 1 uses this style to great effect as melodies are passed between small and large ensembles within the work.
Recorded by RNZ Concert, 8 June 2019, at St. Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington
Producer: David McCaw
Engineer: Darryl Stack