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Madness and Torment
Madness and Torment
  • Event 11
  • Monday 6 July 8.30pm
    Madness and Torment
    £20.00 (£18.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)
    Venue: NCEM

    Bethany Seymour soprano
    Helen Charlston, Anna Huntley mezzo-sopranos
    Matthew Brook bass Peter Seymour harpsichord

    Madness – especially when brought on by the emotional extremes of love won and lost – fascinated many a a 17th-century playwright, and their colourful texts inspired such composers as Henry Purcell to create some of their most intensely dramatic music. Purcell’s From Rosy Bow’rs, Let the dreadful engines of eternal love, and Bess of Bedlam are the most famous, but this concert also presents lesser-known but equally disturbed songs by contemporaries such as Blow, Eccles, Weldon, Finger and Daniel Purcell.

    Helen Charlston ‘An exceptional interpreter’ Classical Source

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