Sophie Gent, violin.
“The first material circumstance that must be considered in the performance of this type of composition is the number and quality of the instruments that can give the best effect.”
Charles Avison, preface to Six Concerto in seven parts, Op.3, 1751.
The term “concerto” traditionally refers to a work in which there is a soloist accompanied by an orchestra. However, it is highly probable that musicians of the Baroque period considered the concerto more as a work of chamber music, if we admit that they asked themselves the question.
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