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Matthew Brook and Peter Seymour
Matthew Brook and Peter Seymour

Thursday 15th July 1.00pm
Matthew Brook bass
Peter Seymour harpsichord
Unreserved seating: £25.00 (£23.00 concessions)
Venue: St Lawrence’s Church, Hull Road

Amore traditore – Cantatas for bass and harpsichord

JS Bach:  Amore traditore, BWV203      
JS Bach:  Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen (from Coffee Cantata, BWV211)
JS Bach:  Ich habe genug, BWV82
JS Bach:  Komm, süsses Kreuz (from St Matthew Passion, BWV244)
Handel:   Vieni, o cara  (from Rinaldo)  
Handel:  Pur ritorno a rimirarvi, Claudio (from Agrippina)  
Handel:  Su l’arena di babara  (from Imeneo)
Handel:  Dalla guerra amorosa     

The cantata, whether sacred or secular, was the greatest smaller-scale vocal genre of the high baroque. Handel and Bach produced many, and those for a single voice and single accompanying instrument – such as begin and end this concert – allowed the widest and most vivid range of emotions. In between them we hear a selection of [arrangements of?] arias from larger-scale works – operas, church cantatas and passions – encompassing a host of emotions from the tragedy of love to reverence for the heavenly majesty of the Cross.    

‘Matthew Brook was outstanding .. and his diction impeccable’  Seen & Heard International
Peter Seymour ‘simply delightful, wonderful playing’ York Press

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