The art of basso continuo is a never-ending exploration of musical possibilities.
Continuo Collective – Samantha Cohen (guitar/theorbo) and Geoffrey Morris (guitars) – celebrates the role of early plucked instruments and the improvisatory art of basso continuo. The ensemble delights in performing rarely heard repertoire featuring plucked instruments from the 17th to the 19th centuries in intimate recitals with early music specialists.
Nineteenth-century guitarist Johann Kaspar Mertz wrote a wealth of melodic solo and duo music for the Romantic guitar, in a style clearly influenced by Chopin, Schubert and Mendelssohn, and unique from his contemporaries. Discover a selection of his treasured duets for terz guitar and nine-string guitar in an intimate performance by Tommie Andersson and Geoffrey Morris, which brilliantly captures the splendour of this revered artist.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Continuo Collective
Tommie Andersson 9 string Romantic Guitar, lute
Conserto vago di balletti, volte, correnti ed gagliarde, con la loro canzone alla franzese
Giovanni Paolo Foscarini
Suite for 3 Baroque guitars in D, A and E
Johann Kaspar Mertz
Duos for terz guitar and nine string Romantic guitar
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its eighth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
The art of basso continuo is a never ending exploration of possibilities.
Tuesday 25 June 2019 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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