Continuo Collective delights in presenting rarely heard music on rare and beautiful instruments.
The group’s main passion is exploring the role of plucked instruments in the improvisatory art of basso continuo and as accompaniment to other instruments. Continuo Collective members Samantha Cohen and Geoffrey Morris collaborate with guest artists to perform music from the early 17th century through to the 19th and 20th centuries.
Known for the intimacy of their concerts and the use of exotic plucked instruments including theorbo, Baroque guitar, romantic guitar, lute, chitarra battente, chitarra atiorbata and Angelique, their performances are ideally suited to the intimate surrounds of the Salon, which creates a natural resonance for plucked strings, while retaining clarity and warmth.
The German Baroque lute is unlike any other member of the lute family. It is mainly a solo instrument, with 13 courses tuned to an open minor chord, giving it a deep, rich tone exploited by the famous German composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss and his contemporaries. Continuo Collective welcomes Baroque flautist Timothy Nott in a program of German music for flute and obbligato lute as well as solos for these instruments. Featuring works by Kellner, Weiss, Falkenhagen, Haydn and Quantz this is a rare opportunity to hear the Baroque lute in an ensemble setting.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Continuo Collective
Timothy Nott Baroque flute
Roseanne Hunt cello
Phantasia in A minor
Lute sonata a 3 in F – Allegro moderato, Cantabile, Allegro
Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Suite for two lutes – Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Gigue
Johann Joachim Quantz
Flute Sonata No.273 in G
This production is part of the following series:
The art of basso continuo is a never ending exploration of possibilities.
Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Monday 10 July 2017 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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