Concert Series 1: Rebels

CANBERRA: Friday 29 January 2021, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 31 January 2021, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

 

We are indebted to the musicians whose compositions challenged the status quo, leaving a legacy of innovative musical styles. These unorthodox artists changed the course of musical history, from including “forbidden” notes in their music to the aptly-named Jean-Féry Rebel’s masterpiece Le Chaos. With its famously shocking opening chord, which contains every note of the scale, Le Chaos was the final piece composed by the 71 year old, whose music had been admired until then for avoiding the “Frightening and Monstrous”! Many of our composers suffered retribution but defiantly continued in their creativity – none more so than JS Bach, whose cantankerousness saw him denied employment and even spend time in prison.

Program: Enjoy music by Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Fux, Rebel & Porpora

Musicians:
Amy Moore, Soprano
Sally Melhuish, Recorder
Hans-Dieter Michatz, Recorder
Matthew Greco, Baroque Violin
Julia Russoniello, Baroque Violin
Karina Schmitz, Baroque Viola
Tim Blomfield, Baroque Cello
Simon Martyn-Ellis, Theorbo
Monika Kornel, Harpsichord


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