Baroque and Beyond present a programme of seventeenth-century music inspired by our summer exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust. This concert will explore the songs and keyboard works of Sweelinck, including his most famous set of variations on the sixteenth-century German song ‘Mein junges Leben hat ein End’; recorder pieces by the Dutch composer, Jacob Van Eyck; and songs of Henry Purcell.
Bristol-based Baroque and Beyond combine enthusiasm for the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and an aliveness to the folk roots of the art music of this period. A range of historical instruments – harpsichord, guitars, recorders and baroque cello – are used to explore a variety of themed programmes. Recent explorations have included the Scottish and Welsh folk songs of Haydn, instrumental music from the early Italian baroque and the resurrection of a previously forgotten trio sonata by the Neapolitan composer Nicola Matteis.
£15 (includes entry to Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust between 6-7pm, Garden Café open for drinks 6-7pm)