Baroque Sonatas from Italy, France & Germany
Deborah Booth, recorder & flute
Stephen Rapp, harpsichord
Maxine Neuman, baroque cello & Rachel Begley, baroque bassoon
Sunday Afternoon, October 14, 6 pm
Roerich Museum, 319 W. 107 St. NYC
Please join us for this concert celebrating the
release of our new CD.
Works by Dario Castello, Jacque-Martin Hotteterre,
Georg Philipp Telemann, and Francesco Mancini
Conversations explores music of the 17th and 18th centuries from Italy, France, and Germany on original instruments-recorders, flutes, harpsichord, organ, cello, viola da gamba, and bassoon.
Each piece has sparked a unique musical conversation of its own. Deborah Booth and Stephen Rapp perform as an organ-recorder duo, and also invite three other musicians to join in: the result is an intricate tapestry of sound combinations. Treble instruments are carefully chosen to enhance the music, picked from a selection of recorders and baroque flutes. The basso continuo is tailored to the repertoire to lend variety: cello and harpsichord for the Telemann works, viola da gamba and harpsicord (in deference to French practice of the time) for the Hotteterre, solo organ for the early 17th century Italian Castello, bassoon and harpsichord in the Mancini. This multifaceted approach provides a richly colorful realization of each score.
BREVE, the name of the ensemble, refers to the essence of great musicmaking-its heartbeat. While the term is known nowadays primarily as a tempo marking, alla breve, it originally defined the tactus, or pulse, and was used as a single beat note in standard music notation.
Admission to the concert if free but donations to the
museum are welcome.
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