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A chaconne is an endless sequence of variations over a hypnotic, straightforward bass. Music that is infinitely pleasurable – presented by the German baroque violinist Veronika Skuplik together with recreationBAROCK.
Johann Joseph Fux: Overture IV in G minor, K 355 from “Concentus musico-instrumentalis”
Henry Purcell: Chacony in G minor & The Gordian Knot Untied
Georg Friedrich Händel: Suite from “Terpsichore”, HWV 8b
Georg Muffat: Sonata V from “Armonico tribute”
Long before the waltz, there were hearts beating in three-four time. In the baroque era it was the great chaconnes for orchestra that worked their three-four magic in the ballroom. Muffat, Handel, Fux, Purcell – every country had its chaconne specialists fulfilling the insatiable craving for triple time. Baroque violinist Veronika Skuplik has gathered together the most beautiful chaconnes. A word of warning – this music is addictive!