Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by Candlelight
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Bach – Selection from Orchestral Suite No 2
Bach – Air ‘on the G String’
Vivaldi – Concerto for Flute in A minor
Handel – Water Music Suite in G
Pachelbel – Canon and Gigue
Telemann – Concerto for Recorder in C
Festive Orchestra of London
Sarah Moffat Violin
Nicholas Parle Harpsichord
Martin Feinstein Director/Flute/Recorder
The Festive Orchestra of London was formed in 1990 to perform the masterpieces of the Baroque in and around London. The players are equally at home on modern and period instruments, giving them a unique insight into this wonderful repertoire. They have performed in most of London’s major venues, toured in Europe and the Middle East and have broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
After playing jazz piano from a young age, Martin Feinstein finally learned to read music at the age of 15 and, inspired by the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, took up the flute. Three years later he began flute and recorder studies at the Royal College of Music and completed his training in Hamburg with the great German flautist Karlheinz Zoeller, funded by a German Government Scholarship. After working in Hamburg and Frankfurt with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Modern, he returned to London to form the Feinstein Ensemble.
As a soloist, and with his Ensemble, Martin has performed, broadcast and recorded a wide range of repertoire on both modern and period instruments. His concerto and sonata recordings for NAXOS, BLACK BOX MUSIC and SANCTUARY have met with critical praise both in this country and abroad. International tours over the past few years have included the Far East, Germany, the Gulf and Egypt, Israel, Belgium and Holland. Martin’s obsession with Bach continues to land him in trouble.