Every chapter of history has its turning point, every revolution its leader. The revival of historically informed performance – the lifeblood of what we do at Dunedin Consort – owes much to Arnold Dolmetsch, a fanatical instrument collector who in pioneering the early music revival of the late-nineteenth century ‘opened the door to a forgotten treasure-house of beauty’. Join us as we recreate one of the performances that kick-started this remarkable revolution, where music by Purcell, Handel, Kuhnau and Rameau was rendered in full colour once more thanks to Dolmetsch’s unique insights into period performance.
Also broadcast live on Radio Nacional de España.
A Programme of the Music to be played under the direction of Mr. Arnold / Dolmetsch, at 6, Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, on Tuesday afternoon, / 18 February, 1896, at / 5 o’clock.
Henry Lawes Pavan for two viols and organ, Two songs with the lute
John Jenkins Three pieces for viols and harpsichord Henry Purcell — Suite of three pieces for the harpsichord, in D major
Johann Kuhnau Sonata for the harpsichord: The combat between David and Goliath
Benedetto Marcello Sonata no. IV for viola da gamba
G. F. Handel Sonata No. 6 in E major for violin
J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue, No. 7 in E flat major
Jean Philipp Rameau Cinquième Concert