Arcangelo Corelli Sonatas
Sep 2022


Arcangelo Corelli Sonatas

Dinner Concert | Kaori Uemura | Fabio Bonizzoni

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 20:00 h
Sun Temple of the Orangery in the Hermitage

The princesses and princes of the Baroque era certainly knew how to hold court. This wasn’t just a question of extravagantly furnished palaces and gorgeous clothes and wigs, but also, and more than anything else, lavishly decked tables and edifying music. In the orangery of the Bayreuth Hermitage we invite you in the Baroque tradition to an exquisite dinner and afterwards to a concert fitting to the occasion in the Sun Temple.

Court society at that time had a particular predilection for the Baroque trio sonata at its banquets, since the small instrumental setting neither required too much room nor was loud enough to drown out the guests’ conversations. However, there was the danger of not honouring many a masterpiece with the appropriate attention. One of the great masters of Baroque chamber music was the Italian violin virtuoso Arcangelo Corelli. In contrast to most of his fellow composers, Corelli wrote exclusively instrumental music; here he had a formative and permanent influence especially on chamber music and was of crucial significance for the development of violin technique. Until the early nineteenth century, Corelli’s compositions, which included 48 trio sonatas, were the most published works in music history, and this although he composed only a relatively small complete oeuvre. Ryō Terakado, Kaori Uemura and Fabio Bonizzoni present an exquisite selection from Corelli’s masterly chamber music – a gourmet pleasure for both palate and ears!


Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Sonata in D Major for violin and basso continuo op. 5 Nr. 1
Grave. Allegro. Adagio – Allegro – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Sonata in G Minor for violin and basso continuo op. 5 Nr. 5
Adagio – Vivace – Adagio – Vivace – Giga: Allegro

Sonate in D Minor for violin and basso continuo op. 5 Nr. 12
23 variations on „La Folia”


Ryō Terakado Musical Direction and Violin
Kaori Uemura Viola da Gamba
Fabio Bonizzoni Harpsichord

Please select the desired main course when ordering your ticket.



Amuse Gueule:

Assorted Dips
Wild Garlic Cream
Truffle Mousse
Tomato Quark (Fresh White Cheese)
Served with Assorted Bread


Light Summer Breeze
Ginger and Carrot Soup with Herb Nuts and Bruschetta
encounters Lettuce Nest

Main Course:

Bayreuth Symphony (Menu 1)
Breast of Goose on Redcurrant Sauce Combined with Fillet in Parmesan Crispy Coating
Nestling in Saffron Rice, Tarragon Pepper Dip and Duchess Potatoes

Surf and Turf (Menu 2)
Veal Medallions on Calvados Sauce Garnished with Shrimp Skewer
Served with Rosemary Potatoes,
Tarragon Pepper Dip and Grilled Vegetables

Garden Joy (Menu 3 Vegetarian)
Selection of Colourful Market Vegetables encounters Celery Mashed Potatoes
and Cordon Bleu of Kohlrabi (Turnip Cabbage)

Garden Joy (Menu 4 Vegan)
Selection of Colourful Market Vegetables encounters Celery Mashed Potatoes
and Cordon Bleu of Kohlrabi (Turnip Cabbage)

Dessert Variations:

Variation of the Strawberry
Panna Cotta with Tonka Beans and Caramel Mirror Combined with Glazed Strawberries
and Noisette – Mousse (different vegan dessert)

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