Echoes of Nature

Ensemble Ancien: Echoes of Nature

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Ancien


Join Ensemble Ancien for an evening of familiar tunes and seldom-performed gems

About Ensemble Ancien

Fueled by a passion for all things Baroque, Ensemble Ancien seeks to bring new light to rarely heard music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Ensemble’s dedicated performances transport you straight into the salons of the past, to revel in the true elegance and charm of music from the period.

About the concert

Ensemble Ancien explores the vocal treasures of some of Italy’s most cherished Baroque composers including Monteverdi, Strozzi and Steffani. Nature was a poetic canvas for these composers to explore their deepest passions and desires. This alluring theme runs through a program adorned with familiar tunes and seldom-performed gems.

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Ensemble Ancien
Emilia Bertolini soprano
Alexandra Toussaint-Jackson soprano
Nick Pollock theorbo
Lucy Price cello
Donald Nicolson harpsichord/organ


Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna

Girolamo Frescobaldi
Canzon Prima

Bellerofonte Castaldi
Un bocconcino Di Fantasia

Barbara Strozzi
L’eraclito amoroso

Girolamo Frescobaldi
Toccata Quinta

Agostino Steffani
Su, ferisci, alato arciero

George Frideric Handel
amor, gioie mi porge
Nò, di voi non vo’ fidarmi