Concert 3:
& Grief

CANBERRA: Friday 16 August 2019, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 18 August 2019, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

Some of the most exquisitely beautiful music written on the subjects of love and grief emerged during the Baroque period, with the realisation that music could stimulate intense emotion. As baroque composers embraced the philosophy of the doctrine of the affections (a belief that music, painting and theatre aroused emotions in the listener), drama and theatrics followed. Swooning passion and pitiful despair, sometimes within the same aria, were cleverly expressed through a combination of text and musical devices. Dramatic elements were added to operas, with composers such as Handel masterfully employing the da capo aria with its contrasting sections. Love, grief, passion and tears all flowed as never before.

Enjoy music by Purcell, Monteverdi, Platti, Giacomelli, Vivaldi & Rebel

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

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