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Five recorder players from Germany Il flauto magico “Il flauto magico” describes the recorder as played in consort by the renowned Han Tol and Boreas Quartett Bremen. In nomines by Tye and dances by Holborne and Dowland contrast with music by Vivaldi, Boismortier, and contrapuncti from Bach’s Art of Fugue. Jin-Ju Baek, Elisabeth Champollion, Julia Fritz, and Luise Manske, protégés of Han Tol, play over forty recorders of different sizes. Pre-concert lectureFind out more »
Scott Metcalfe, director Thirteen-voice choir The Lost Music of Canterbury Director Scott Metcalfe loves big, comprehensive projects. He and Boston’s much-praised Blue Heron have released five CDs of music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, significant because some of the parts had been missing for years, rendering entire works unperformable. Thanks to careful scholarship, we’ll hear pieces in premiere by Hugh Aston and Arthur Chamberlayne alongside music of Fayrfax and Taverner. Post-concert Q and AFind out more »
Monica Huggett, violin Byron Schenkman, harpsichord Toma Iliev, violin Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba Leclair, Rameau, and the Age of Enlightenment Monica Huggett and Byron Schenkman join Toma Iliev and Joanna Blenduff to form a lively quartet of top-notch early music performers. They offer the most virtuosic and tantalizing music of the French Baroque by Couperin, Leclair, and Rameau. These composers embraced both French and Italian style, a musical flowering that coincided with the Age of Enlightenment’s expansive and rational…Find out more »