Concert 2:
Torment & Tranquility

CANBERRA: Friday 24 May 2019, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 26 May 2019, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

 

Anger, ardour, vengeance, rage, fury, and all other such violent affections, are actually far better at making available all sorts of musical inventions than the gentle and pleasant passions...” Johann Mattheson (1739)
For a composer’s creative mindset to inspire, a true master must craft emotional experiences into music using tools such as chromaticism, unresolved dissonances and choice of key to express the mood of the music. Christian Schubart's seminal work, Ideas towards an Aesthetic of Music (1806), established that specific characteristics of each key signature determine the emotion of the music. Thus, a piece composed in F major, for example, produces “complaisance and calm”, whereas the idiosyncrasies of F minor are “deep depression, funereal lament, groans of misery and longing for the grave”.

Enjoy music by Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Purcell, Biber, WF Bach and Rebel.


Musicians:
Amy Moore, Soprano
Sally Melhuish, Recorder
Hans-Dieter Michatz, Recorder
Matthew Greco, Baroque Violin
Rafael Font, Baroque Violin
Stephen Freeman, Baroque Violin
David Rabinovici, Baroque Viola
Tim Blomfield, Bass Violin
Monika Kornel, Harpsichord

 

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