Italian Baroque in France

The summer of culture continues here in S W France with a brilliant concert this weekend by the Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse. Last time I heard them here (five years ago) doing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons their period instruments with gut strings and old-style bows had trouble projecting in the vast Church of St Jacques. But this time, with the sparkling direction of first violinist Gilles Colliard they really did the business, playing music off their CD “La Follia – Italian Baroque”.