Baroque chamber music group Gut Instinct presents 17th and 18th century music from London, Holland, Germany and Austria thus reflecting London’s place in European music, at a time when musicians, composers and their works travelled the continent. The programme features Austrian composers Johann Joseph Vilsmayr and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, as well as Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach and Willem de Fesch.
Vilsmayr's ‘Partia No 5’ for solo violin is an amazing piece in alternative tuning influenced by the experimental style of his teacher Heinrich Biber. Written in Vienna after 1649, Schmelzer’s beautiful sonata ‘La Bella Pastora’ and would have been lost had it not been copied into the Partiturbuch Ludwig manuscript collection in 1662.
Gut Instinct – Persephone Gibbs (violin), Liz MacCarthy (violin), Joseph Crouch (cello) and Johan Löfving (theorbo) – who first met as colleagues in the Academy of Ancient Music, share a desire to explore the full range of the baroque repertoire.
the door £15
Students and under-18s FREE
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