Friday, January 8th - 7:30 pm [postponed]
Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver
Thursday, January 28th - 1:00 pm
Douglas College, New Westminster
Musica Poetica - Instrumental music of 17th & 18th century Germany and France
This programme features music from two of the most important hearts of European music-making. In France, Paris and Versailles were the vibrant centres of musical activity, while in Germany there was no political or courtly centre to speak of, but a scattering of courts of different denominations, all influenced by Italian and French musical forms and styles, with the strong north German organ repertoire permeating the musical culture.
During this period new genres and forms were created as instrumental music was establishing itself as a musical entity independant of vocal music and text. Composers were writing sonatas and suites in abundance, expressing the rich variety of styles that arose from the cross-border travels of musicans. We have chosen just a few of these ravishing works for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord.
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