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 in A major 
  • Mealli – Sonata Op.3/2 “La Cesta”
  • Schenck – Adagio assai and aria presto from Sonata No.5
  • Biber – Passacaglia
  • Corelli – Sonata Op.12/5 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” offers no hard and fast 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 soon

Event information:

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

Event Artists

Colin Scobie, Jonathan Cohen, Sergio Bucheli, Teodoro Baù