Concert 4:
Quantz & Friends

SYDNEY: Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.30pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

CANBERRA: Friday 12 October 2018, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

“Hearing these celebrated people, I was profoundly impressed … I sought in time to put myself in a position to become a member of so excellent a society.” Quantz, 1752

Johann Joachim Quantz’s desire to become more than a “town musician” led him undertake a three-year Grand Tour of Europe, generously funded by the King of Poland. Quantz formed many friendships and absorbed a great deal, writing that “In every place …I had stopped I had composed something, imitating the style prevalent there.” Despite his new-found fame, however, Quantz was kept firmly in his place by Frederick the Great who wrote to his sister Wilhelmina, “You will find Quantz’s high opinion of himself the more insupportable in that it is really without foundation.”

Inlcudes music by Quantz, Gasparini, Heinichen, Hasse and Handel

Sally Melhuish, Recorder
Hans-Dieter Michatz, Recorder
Alana Blackburn, Recorder
Alicia Crossley, Recorder
Stephen Freeman, Baroque Violin
Rafael Font, Baroque Violin
Valmai Coggins, Baroque Viola
Tim Blomfield, Baroque Cello
Monika Kornel, Harpsichord

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