Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Evergreen Ensemble
Known for its fresh approach to Baroque and Classical repertoire, Evergreen Ensemble peppers performances of 18th- and 19th-century works with folkish flavours.
Its virtuosic programs bring together the best of Australia’s early music and folk talent, weaving stories back through time, rediscovering folk melodies on period instruments and interpreting classical repertoire with flair.
About this concert
Giusto Tenducci was the equivalent of an 18th-century rock star. He arrived in Edinburgh in 1766 with a thick Italian accent, his handsome looks and charms, a 15-year-old wife and the voice that had earned him a ‘seven-figure salary’ in London. A revered castrato, he inspired Scottish audiences with his virtuosity and wooed them with his tasteful performances of their own airs. Featuring the glorious voice of countertenor Austin Haynes and the renowned talents of early keyboard specialist Donald Nicolson, Evergreen Ensemble pays tribute to Tenducci’s Scottish adventures. They perform rarely heard Baroque sonatas and songs, including one of Tenducci’s own, and works by Italian artists like him who composed in Edinburgh in the 18th century. Likewise, the Scottish arrangements of J.C. Bach and Beethoven offer an exquisite portal to this exciting chapter of musical history.
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Shane Lestideau Baroque violin
Katie Yap Baroque viola/violin
Lucy Price Baroque cello
Austin Haynes countertenor
Donald Nicolson fortepiano/harpsichord
The Broom of Cowdenknows, W.LH 2
Braes of Ballanden, W.LH 1
Queen Mary’s Lamentation
Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: suite
Keyboard Concerto in D, Op.1 No.6
Giusto Fernando Tenducci
See the Purple Morn Arise
Farewell to Lochaber (from Four Scotch Songs), W.LH4
Ludwig van Beethoven
25 Scottish Folksongs for Soprano & Piano Trio, Op.108
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Monday 7 June 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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