The Wild Field

The Wild Field


Be charmed and enchanted by Latitude 37

The members of Baroque trio Latitude 37 were drawn together by their passion for historically informed performance of 17th and 18th-century music. The special combination of Baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord opens up a wealth of repertoire that is rarely explored by other Australian ensembles. Three top graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the members of Latitude 37 share a unified interest in cultivating and communicating their art with their performance spontaneity inspired by the art of improvisation, communication and the humanity of a genre of music intended to charm and enchant.

Known as The Wild Field by the Polish, the sweeping 1200km border between the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires produced a fascinating blend of musical styles during the Baroque era. Latitude 37 explores music from this fascinating nexus between East and West in this unusual program featuring works from Baroque Poland and some of the best composers you’ve never heard of such as Adam Jarzebski, Marcin Mielkzewski and Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński. Exotic scales and melodic ideas found in folk music from Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Wallachia and Slovakia rub shoulders with French- and Italian-style dance suites.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Latitude 37


Adam Jarzębski
Concerto Terzo, Tamburetta, Norimberga

Traditional arr. Latitude 37
Traditional music from Moldova

Alderbrando Subissati
Sonata No.12

Anonymous arr. Latitude 37
Selections from Wallachian, Polish, Slovakian, and Hungarian dances from Pestry Zbornik, Kájoni and Vietórisz manuscripts

Marcin Mielczewski
Canzon in D minor

Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński
Trio Sonata in D


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2017

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.