Arcangelo at Fidelio Café: The Art of Improvisation

An all-new chamber programme exploring one of Baroque music’s greatest enigmas.


  • Corelli – Sonata Op.5/1 in D major
  • Telemann – “Methodical” Sonata No.2 in A major
  • Barsanti – Four Scottish Folk Tunes
  • Bertali – Ciaccona in C major
  • Corelli – Sonata Op.5/10 in G major
  • Erlebach – Trio Sonata No.3 in A major 
  • Mealli – Sonata Op.3/2 “La Cesta”
  • Schenck/completed Baù – Adagio assai and aria presto from Sonata No.5
  • Biber – Passacaglia
  • Corelli – Sonata Op.5/12 in D minor “La Folia”

About this programme

Our all-new chamber programme explores one of Baroque music’s greatest enigmas: to what extent does the received score convey all of the composer’s intentions and ideas for performance? “The Art of Improvisation” playfully refrains from direct answers whilst offering a thrilling European tour of Baroque music in which free creativity is alternately released and captured: folk transcriptions, themes and variations, ornamentation, full improvisation – and contemporary completion.


Available from Fidelio Café.

Please note: Fidelio Café concerts are dining events, with most tickets including a three-course meal served after the concert finishes at c.8.00pm. A limited number of non-dining (drinks) tickets is also available. Pleae see Fidelio Café’s website for details.

Event information:

  • 6.30pm, Friday 24 May
  • Fidelio Café, 91-95 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5BX

Event Artists

Colin Scobie, Jonathan Cohen, Sergio Bucheli, Teodoro Baù