Concert 4:
War & Peace

CANBERRA: Friday 25 October 2019, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 27 October 2019, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

Cultural life suffered enormously as the Thirty Years’ War dragged on in Central Europe through the first half of the 17th century. Musical patronage declined sharply and with fewer musicians available, composers created more small-scale musical forms such as the trio sonata. Reflecting time and circumstance, composers inevitably focused on the misery and deprivation of war. By contrast, the post-war period saw a revitalisation of cultural life. Music became more euphoric, and patrons splashed out on more lavish musical resources. A similar euphoria occurred after the Restoration in 1660, when the ban on the arts was lifted and musical theatre flourished with the support of Charles II, leading to one of the most prolific periods in English music history.

Enjoy music by Telemann, Handel, Biber, Boccherini, Arne & Cazzati

Sally Melhuish, Recorder
Hans-Dieter Michatz, Recorder
Matthew Greco, Baroque Violin
Rafael Font, Baroque Violin
Valmai Coggins, Baroque Viola
Tim Blomfield, Bass Violin
Monika Kornel, Harpsichord
Colin Milner as John Evelyn

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