Concert 3:
& Grief

CANBERRA: Friday 16 August 2019, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 18 August 2019, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

Some of the most exquisitely beautiful music written on the subjects of love and grief emerged during the Baroque period, with the realisation that music could stimulate intense emotion. As baroque composers embraced the philosophy of the doctrine of the affections (a belief that music, painting and theatre aroused emotions in the listener), drama and theatrics followed. Swooning passion and pitiful despair, sometimes within the same aria, were cleverly expressed through a combination of text and musical devices. Dramatic elements were added to operas, with composers such as Handel masterfully employing the da capo aria with its contrasting sections. Love, grief, passion and tears all flowed as never before.

Purcell - If music be the food of Love
Telemann - Overture in C major
Monteverdi - Lamento della Ninfa
Monteverdi - Zefiro Torna
Gillier - Chaconne; Récit de l'amour
MacIntyre - Mary, Young and Fair
Vivaldi - Nulla in mundo pax sincera
Handel - Tu del ciel ministro eletto
Geminiani - Concerto grosso in E minor
Purcell - When I am laid in earth
Rognoni - Ancor che col partire
Schürmann - Helena’s Aria
Finger - Suite in G minor
Stefani - Amante Felice

Amy Moore, Soprano
Sally Melhuish, Recorder
Hans-Dieter Michatz, Recorder
Alicia Crossley, Recorder
Matthew Greco, Baroque Violin
Rafael Font, Baroque Violin
David Rabinovici, Baroque Viola
Tim Blomfield, Baroque Cello
Monika Kornel, Harpsichord

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