Concert 2:
Performance Practice

SYDNEY: Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.30 pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

CANBERRA: Friday 9 June 2017, 7.30 pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave


“Before I begin my instructions … I feel that it is necessary to give those who wish to apply themselves to music… some rules by which they may determine whether they are gifted with all the qualities necessary to be a good musician. In this way they will not err in the choice of this profession, and need fear none of the unhappy consequences that would result from an unwise choice.” (JJ Quantz, 1752)

The magnificent music of the Baroque period brought new demands on the skills of musicians, leading some composers to write insightful treatises on instrumental technique and performance practice. With music an important way of improving social status, some of these treatises became best sellers. This concert presents composers whose writings are still significant today.

Charles Avison - Concerto No. 5 in D minor
Michel Corrette - Concerto Comique in C Minor Op. 8 No. 3
Johann Joachim Quantz – Siciliana from Concerto No. 4 à 10 in G Major
Diego Ortiz - Recercada Segunda Sobre el Mismo Madrigal
Diego Ortiz - Recercada Seconda
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber - Sonata pro Tabula à 10 in C major
Francesco Geminiani - Concerto grosso in E minor Op. 3 No. 3
Johann Mattheson - Sonata in C minor Op. 1 No. 4
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts - Premier Concert
Johann Joseph Fux - Ouverture in D minor KV N 4

Sally Melhuish, Recorder
Hans-Dieter Michatz, Recorder
Alicia Crossley, Recorder
Rachael Beesley, Baroque Violin
Rafael Font, Baroque Violin
David Rabinovici, Baroque Violin
Meg Cohen, Baroque Violin
Valmai Coggins, Baroque Viola
Tim Blomfield, Baroque Cello
Monika Kornel, Harpsichord


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