Lamenti Stravaganti
Baroque Day

Saturday 6 May 2017 at 12.30PM
National Centre for Early Music

Compagnia d'Istrumenti

Farina     Capriccio Stravagante
Telemann     Gulliver Suite

Schmelzer     Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinand III

Froberger     Lamentation faite sur la mort très douloureuse de Sa Majesté  
                           Impériale, Ferdinand le troisième

Carlo Farina’s 1627 Capriccio Stravagante uses four violin-family instruments to mimic other instruments such as trumpets, shawms, organs, and guitars.  Telemann’s 1728 Gulliver Suite mimics characters from Swift’s tale only two years after it was published. We hear depictions of Gulliver, the Lilliputians, giants, sleep and concludes with the civilised and the barbaric. Included also are two Laments for Ferdinand III, Emperor of Austria and employer of Schmelzer and Froberger.

For more information about the Baroque Day, and to purchase Day Tickets covering all three events, to go the Baroque Day page.

Tickets: £14; concessions £12; students £3

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