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Against All Odds: Important Women Composers of the Baroque.

Jonathan SalomonThese three composers—Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre in Paris; Anna Bon di Venezia in Germany; and Marianna Martines in Vienna—were counted among the musical luminaries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This concert features their important contributions to the musical repertoire as both virtuoso keyboardists and acclaimed composers.

Jonathan Salamon, harpsichord

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The program:

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665 – 1729)
Suite in F major, from Pièces de clavecin (1687)
   I. Tocade
   II. Allemande
   III. Courante
   IV. Sarabande
   V. Cannaris

Anna Bon (c. 1739 – c. 1769)
Sonata in C major, Op. 2 No. 4
   I. Allegro
   II. Largo
   III. Allegro assai

Marianna Martines (1744 – 1812)
Sonata in G major (1769)
   I. Allegro brillante
   II. Andante
   III. Allegro assai

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.