The Italian Ground: Music for dancing

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‘Outstanding virtuosity on the part of both instrumentalists and singers, coupled with a sense of theatre, invested this superb music with great emotional intensity.’ The Age

Ludovico’s Band is one of Australia’s most dynamic Baroque bands acclaimed for its performances of music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The combination of multiple plucked string instruments with soaring violins and a rich bowed bass creates a unique and exotic sound world.

Ludovico’s Band returns to its roots with Italian and Spanish dance music from the 17th century. The lush sound combination of triple harp, theorbo and guitar, driven by the bowed bass of the viola da gamba, elegantly expresses the wonderful rhythms of Gaspar Sanz, Santiago de Murcia and Alonso Mudarra, with his Fantasia about the famous harpist Ludovico who inspired the name of the ensemble.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ludovico’s Band

PROGRAM

Gaspar Sanz
Suite

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz
Tarantella

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
Suite

Alonso Mudarra
Fantasía que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico

Santiago de Murcia
Gaitas y Cumbees

Bernardo Gianoncelli
Suite

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz
Espanoletas

Alessandro Piccinini
Chiaconna in partite variate

Bellerofonte Castaldi
Quagliotta Canzone

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz
Chaconas y Marionas

Anonymous
The Italian Ground

ARTISTS

Marshall McGuire
Tommie Andersson
Samantha Cohen
Ruth Wilkinson

Series

This production is part of the following series:

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